The fourth edition of Housing Policy in the United States refreshes its classic, foundational coverage of the field with new data, analysis, and comparative focus.

This landmark volume offers a broad overview that synthesizes a wide range of material to highlight the significant problems, concepts, programs and debates that all defi ne the aims, challenges, and milestones within and involving housing policy. Expanded discussion in this edition centers on state and local activity to produce and preserve affordable housing, the impact and the implications of reduced fi nancial incentives for homeowners.

Other features of this new edition include:

• Analysis of the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on housing- related tax


• Review of the state of fair housing programs in the wake of the Trump Administration’s rollback

of several key programs and policies;

• Cross- examination of U.S. housing policy and conditions in an international context.

Featuring the latest available data on housing patterns and conditions, this is an excellent companion

for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in urban studies, urban planning, sociology

and social policy, and housing policy.

chapter 1|13 pages


chapter 2|45 pages

Trends, Patterns, Problems

chapter 3|42 pages

Housing Finance

chapter 4|17 pages

Taxes and Housing

chapter 5|26 pages

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

chapter 6|34 pages

Public Housing

chapter 8|40 pages


chapter 10|13 pages

Housing for People with Special Needs

chapter 11|47 pages

Fair Housing and Community Reinvestment

chapter 12|26 pages

Homeownership and Income Integration

chapter 14|10 pages