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The Crisis In America's Housing: Confronting Myths And Promoting A Balanced Housing Policy

General Material

The report operates as a "fact book" and is a wealth of statistics organized around debunking three housing myths: (1) that subsidized housing is unnecessary because left on its own, the market will provide safe, decent and affordable housing for everyone; (2) that today federal government housing subsidies go disproportionately and "unwisely" to "undeserving" low-income renters in urban areas; and (3) that homeownership is the best housing option for everyone, all the time, everywhere. The report also includes state-by-state analysis of housing-related demographic information (rental households, income levels, etc.) as well as a sampling of national resource organizations working on housing issues.