Rethinking federal housing policy : how to make housing plentiful and affordable

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Glaeser, Edward L. 1967-
Other Authors: Gyourko, Joseph E., 1956-
Physical Description:xvi, 204 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-192) and index.
Published: Washington, D.C. : AEI Press, [2008]
Table of Contents:
  • How do we know when housing is "affordable"? Poverty and housing affordability
  • Affordability across space
  • How should housing affordability be measured?
  • The state of American housing
  • Housing consumption over time
  • House prices, income, amenities
  • Housing prices and construction costs
  • Public intervention in U.S. housing markets-a historical perspective
  • Housing regulation and externalities
  • Correcting market failures
  • In-kind redistribution
  • Conclusion
  • Current policies-price and quantity controls
  • Price controls
  • Quantity regulations #1: building codes
  • Quantity regulations #2: land-use restrictions
  • Hybrid price and quantity controls: inclusionary zoning
  • Massachusetts Chapter 40B
  • The Mount Laurel decision
  • Conclusion
  • Other interventions in housing markets-taxes and subsidies
  • The tax code and homeownership
  • Credit market interventions : the rise of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Project-based subsidy programs for the development of affordable housing : public housing and low income housing tax credit programs
  • Tenant-based subsidies for the consumption of affordable housing: Section 8 vouchers
  • Conclusion: towards a new national housing policy
  • The growing affordability problem in markets with high land costs
  • One size does not fit all
  • Can the federal government induce localities to permit more construction? Reforming the home mortgage interest deduction
  • Ensuring the poor can consume some minimum housing quality: vouchers
  • Summary and conclusion.