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Housing America: Mobilizing Bankers, Builders and Communities to Solve the Nation's Affordable-Housing Crisis

Lederman, Jess {Editor}

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ISBN 10: 1557384355 / ISBN 13: 9781557384355
Editorial: Probus Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 1993
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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"HOUSING AMERICA presents practical solutions to today's housing crisis. You'll read about financing, designing, constructing and developing affordable housing. Experts from contributing organizations share with you their successful programs. With an emphasis on what is working NOW rather than on theoretical solutions, you'll find HOUSING AMERICA to be the most practical guide of its kind!" This book has 377 pages and is illustrated. N° de ref. de la librería 028837

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Título: Housing America: Mobilizing Bankers, ...

Editorial: Probus Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1993

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: First Printing

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America is facing a housing crisis of unprecedented proportions. Up to two million Americans are estimated to experience homelessness each year. In 1991, 4.8 million poor Americans paid over one-half of their income for rent, thus coming seriously close to homelessness. In the 1980s, homeownership rates declined for the first time since World War II. Today, over half of U.S. households lack the income or down payment to qualify for median priced housing.
In his introduction, editor Jess Lederman argues that the crisis in affordable housing is a problem that affects us all, seriously undermining the health of our communities in both human and financial terms. Yet, despite these grim statistics, the results of his research indicate that the situation is far from hopeless if we are willing to "challenge many of the preconceptions, rules and regulations that govern much of our thinking about housing in general" and to stop "ignoring the needs of the residents and the social dynamics of the community."
In Housing America, 23 expert contributors - including bankers, builders, architects and executives of social service organizations - provide in-depth information and case studies exploring a variety of practical, creative, fiscally and socially responsible solutions to the housing crisis, including partnerships among financial institutions, builders, real estate agents and community groups; creative ways to meet CBA requirements; "down payment" loans; community development corporations; and exploiting opportunities in niche lending.
Written for all those interested in the crisis in affordable housing - including bankers, investors, policymakers, and housing and real estate professionals - Housing America provides both inspiration and information for becoming part of the solution.

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