A Right to Housing

A Right to Housing

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In the 1949 Housing Act, Congress declared qa decent home and a suitable living environment for every American familyq our national housing goal. Today, little more than half a century later, upwards of 100 million people in the United States live in housing that is physically inadequate, unsafe, overcrowded, or unaffordable. The contributors to A Right to Housing consider the key issues related to America's housing crisis, including income inequality and insecurity, segregation and discrimination, the rights of the elderly, as well as legislative and judicial responses to homelessness. The book offers a detailed examination of how access to adequate housing is directly related to economic security. 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.... 158 (MD 2003). Chavez v. Santa Fe Hous. Auth., 606 F.2d 282 (10th Cir. 1979) . City ofCleburne v. Cleburne Living Center, 473 U.S. 432 (1985). ... Title 24, Section 247 (2003). Code of Federal Regulations, Title 24, Section 941.202 ( 2003).

Title:A Right to Housing
Author:Rachel G. Bratt, Michael E. Stone, Chester W. Hartman
Publisher:Temple University Press - 2006-01-01


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