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Author: J. Thomas Cochran
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: national, housing, recommendations, forum, nation, mayors, families, agenda, springboard, communities
Number of Pages: 361
Published: 2008-11
ISBN-10: 1428989021
ISBN-13: 9781428989023

On May 20, 2002, a National Forum was held to develop and advocate for a comprehensive housing policy for the nation. A group of mayors and public and private sector housing leaders called for housing to be made a national priority. The Forum participants reaffirmed the importance of housing to the vitality and stability of our nation's cities and agreed that housing is intricately linked to national priorities, such as education, public safety and healthcare. There was a call for a comprehensive national housing policy that addresses the variety of housing challenges in our urban communities

Author: F. John Devaney
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: history, census, bureau, housing, years, american, dream, tracking
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 1998-10-01
ISBN-10: 0788172387
ISBN-13: 9780788172380

In 1940, the Census of Housing counted 37 million housing units. 50 years later, the 1990 census counted more than 102 million units, a gain of 173%. This report presents an overview of the trends in American housing during that 50-year period. It examines housing growth, housing demographics, owners and renters, household mobility and housing turnover, race and Hispanic origin, housing types and characteristics, housing quality and amenities, energy consumption, housing prices and costs, ownership and mortgage characteristics, and vacant housing. Photos, tables, figures and diagrams.

Author: Matthew J. Scire
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: housing, inappropriate, program, funds, focus, agencies, hud, oversight, public
Number of Pages: 34
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437917976
ISBN-13: 9781437917970

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provided over $6.7 billion in fiscal year 2008 to housing agencies to operate, modernize, and develop about 1.2 million public housing units. It is important that HUD exercise sufficient oversight of housing agencies to help ensure that public housing funds are being used as intended and properly managed. This report examines HUD's oversight processes for detecting housing agencies at risk of inappropriate use and mismanagement of public housing funds. The auditor analyzed HUD financial data on about 3,300 housing agencies, compared HUD's o

Author: Carol R. Schuster
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: management, attention, needed, continued, start, housing, privatization, slow, military
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 1998-06
ISBN-10: 0788177869
ISBN-13: 9780788177866

Discusses the DoD's new military housing program known as the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, which allows and encourages private sector financing, ownership, operation, and maintenance of military housing. DoD hopes that this initiative will improve military housing faster and more economically than could be achieved if only traditional military construction appropriations were used. Reviews the implementation of the new initiative to (1) measure progress to date, (2) assess issues associated with privatizing military housing, and (3) determine whether the new initiative is being i

Author: Judy A. England-Joseph
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: promote, private, management, opportunities, several, housing, hud, public
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 1999-10-01
ISBN-10: 0788184601
ISBN-13: 9780788184604

The nation's 1.3 million public housing units, annually receive appropriations of nearly $6 billion, including almost $3 billion to subsidize the operating budgets of nearly 3,200 local public housing authorities. To determine whether the resources provided to public housing authorities could be used more efficiently & effectively, this report reviews the use of private contractors in the public housing industry. This report is based on a mail survey to a sample of about 1,200 housing authorities, & on meetings with public housing experts, private management companies, public housing residents

Author: Peter G. Panet
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: hawaii, development, housing, profit, non
Number of Pages: 180
Published: 1995-10-01
ISBN-10: 0788125176
ISBN-13: 9780788125171

A study of non-profit housing developers & affordable housing in Hawaii. Focuses on: the role of non-profit organizations in housing development; non-profit housing developers in Hawaii; financing available to non-profits & state statutes favoring non-profit developers; Hawaii financial institutions & mechanisms for working with non-profit developers; the University of Hawaii as a non-profit developer; criteria to measure success of non-profit housing developers; & recommendations. Tables.

Author: Kathryn P. Nelson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: housing, worst, case, needs, congress, crisis, assistance, worsening, rental, report
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2000-07-01
ISBN-10: 0756700310
ISBN-13: 9780756700317

Documents the continuing, growing crisis in housing affordability throughout the Nation. It contains important new information that is critical to ensuring an informed discussion regarding the appropriate Federal responses to this crisis. Chapters include: the policy context of this report; major and supplementary findings; policy implications; and 28 exhibits. Appendices include: data on housing problems and supplies of affordable housing; glossary; changes in the 1997 American Housing Survey and their impacts on estimates of worst case needs; and procedures used to estimate housing need and
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