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The Crisis in America's Housing: Confronting Myths and Promoting a Balanced Housing Policy

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Dushaw Hockett; Patrick McElwee; Danilo Pelletiere; Diane Schwartz

Topic: Social conditions (Housing)

Keywords: Rents; Homeownership; Household income

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This report debunks three common myths about housing policies. Myth 1: Subsidized housing is unnecessary. Myth 2: Federal government housing subsidies go disproportionately to low-income renters in urban areas. Myth 3: Homeownership is the best housing option for everyone.