New Book: A Right to Housing: Foundation for a New Social Agenda
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Sat Jan 21 12:38:19 CST 2006
From: Larry Yates <lamaryates at igc.org>
A Right to Housing: Foundation for a New Social Agenda, edited by Rachel
G. Bratt, Michael E. Stone and Chester Hartman, is about to be published
by Temple Press.
The chapters include:
Why a Right to Housing is Needed and Makes Sense:Editors’Introduction
1.The Economic Environment of Housing: Income Inequality and Insecurity
2.Housing Affordability: One-Third of a Nation Shelter-Poor—Michael E. Stone
3.Segregation and Discrimination in Housing—Nancy A. Denton
4.Pernicious Problems of Housing Finance—Michael E. Stone
5.Federal Housing Subsidies: Who Benefits and Why?—Peter Dreier
6.The Permanent Housing Crisis: The Failures of Conservativism and the
Limitations of Liberalism—Peter Marcuse and Dennis Keating
7.Federally Assisted Housing in Conflict: Privatization or Preservation?
—Emily Paradise Achtenberg
Box: Privatizing Rural Rental Housing—Robert Wiener
8.The Case for a Right to Housing—Chester Hartman
9.The Role of the Courts and a Right to Housing—David B. Bryson
10.Housing Organizing for the Long Haul: Building on Experience—Larry
11.Social Ownership—Michael E. Stone
12.Social Financing—Michael Swack
13.The Elderly and a Right to Housing—Jon Pynoos and Christy M. Nishita
14.Opening Doors: What a Right to Housing Means for Women—Susan Saegert
and Heléne Clark
15.Responses to Homelessness: Past Policies, Future Directions and a
Right to Housing—Rob Rosenthal and Maria Foscarinis
16.Community Development Corporations: Challenges in Supporting a Right
to Housing—Rachel G. BrattBox: Old and New Challenges Facing Rural
Housing Nonprofits—Robert Wiener
17.Between Devolution and the Deep Blue Sea: What's a City or State To
Do?—John Emmeus Davis
18.Housing and Economic Security—Rachel G. Bratt
Note: Item 10 is a version of the Comm-Org paper with the same title.
In the words of the blurb -- "With essays by leading activists and
scholars, this book presents a powerful and compelling analysis of the
persistent inability of the U.S. to meet many of its citizens' housing
needs, and a comprehensive proposal for progressive change."
I haven't actually read most of the book yet myself, but the editors
have done a great job of getting a lot of the right people to write it.
I think it will be genuinely useful to organizers and advocates.
VOP Valley Organizer
P.O. Box 245
Maurertown VA 22644
540 436 3432
llyates at shentel.net
"...in these times of storm and stress, this program will be opposed.
Our Movement, therefore, must be well knit together. It must have moral
and spiritual vision, understanding, and wisdom."
A. Philip Randolph, March on Washington Movement, 1942
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