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Housing, individuals and the state the morality of government intervention by King, Peter

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Housing policy -- Moral and ethical aspects.,
  • Housing subsidies -- Moral and ethical aspects.

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Edition Notes

StatementPeter King.
SeriesRICS issues in real estate & housing series, Routledge/RICS issues in real estate & housing series
LC ClassificationsHD7287.3 .K56 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 178 p. ;
Number of Pages178
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL357120M
ISBN 100415170036
LC Control Number98017003

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This reference guide, provided by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is for Massachusetts residents seeking information on housing for low and moderate income families and individuals. Most housing in Massachusetts is rented or sold through the private real estate market. However, there are numerous agencies and organizations that provide . Get this from a library! Housing, individuals and the state: the morality of government intervention. [Peter King] -- This text presents a critique of contemporary housing policy with a philosophical analysis of the role of the state and the capabilities of individuals. Most federal housing subsidies benefit families with six-figure incomes. 59 If we are going to spend the bulk of our public dollars on the affluent—at least when it comes to housing—we should own up to that decision and stop repeating the politicians’ canard about one of the richest countries on the planet being unable to afford doing more. Sam Davis' book has illustrations on most pages, consisting of scores of photographs, building plans, neighborhood plans, 3d schematics, all carefully chosen to illustrate his analyses. He defines affordable housing as `housing that receives direct or indirect financial assistance' such as subsidy, grant, tax credit, or land by:

housing authorities or the State of CT Department of Housing (through their contractor J.D’Amelia & Associates). All of these sources, however, have waiting lists, many of which are quite long. Most of the time, waiting lists are "closed," that is, they do not accept new applicants. Housing discrimination remains a barrier to equal access to housing for too many individuals and families. Landlords may, for example, discriminate against rental applicants on the basis of race or national origin. Or, tenants who experience a disability are often denied a reasonable accommodation that would allow them equal access to housing. Furthermore, municipalities or . “In , 1 percent of poor renters lived in rent-controlled units; 15 percent lived in public housing; and 17 percent received a government subsidy, mainly in the form of a rent-reducing voucher. Discrimination in housing is against the law. Learn more about housing rights and responsibilities. State and federal law prohibit discrimination in the sale and rental of housing by property owners, landlords, property managers, mortgage lenders, and real estate agents. These fair housing laws make.

The most widely used and most widely referenced "basic book" on Housing Policy in the United States has now been substantially revised to examine the turmoil resulting from the collapse of the housing market in and the related financial crisis. The text covers the impact of the crisis in depth, including policy changes put in place and proposed by the Obama administration/5(11). This book provides information about searching for rental housing in Massa- (FMR). The rent levels are set by the federal government for each region of the state. Housing authorities will tell the family the maximum rent and the maximum number of bedrooms their voucher allows. 7. These vouchers are for low-income individuals and. To report fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or misconduct within or involving a state agency, call the State Inspector General at (SC-Fraud), or visit the State Inspector General's website at to file a complaint online. The Housing Assistance Council claims no responsibility for information on any of these sites. In general, national organizations help state and local groups, not individuals. Local groups are best suited to helping individuals because they understand the unique characteristics of their communities.