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American Housing Production 1880-2000: A Concise History (Hardback)
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American Housing Production 1880-2000: A Concise History (Hardback)

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Hardback 218 Pages / Published: 20/02/1997
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American Housing Production, 1880-2000 presents a concise history of nonfarm housing production, progress, and policy in the United States. This century has been divided into a 14-part chronological structure with irregular time intervals, in contrast to conventional decade time periods. This arrangement is intended to reflect more fully the economic and political forces causing short run movements in housing output. This book treats housing production within a broad economic, demographic, and political context. Special relative measures of housing production, mortgage debt, and household formation have been developed to provide historical perspective over the period covered. Strong emphasis is placed on the growth and improved quality of the housing stock and on the evolution of community facilities essential to safe and sanitary housing, and of a mortgage credit system capable of supporting rising levels of production and home ownership. It analyzes the uneven results of Federal housing legislation, including the effort to assure equal access for all citizens to housing and mortgage markets, and the unfortunate experience of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A look ahead to future prospects for housing production concludes the book.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761805878
Number of pages: 218
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 233 x 152 x 17 mm


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This new book by Mason Doan fills a gap in the literature in the American housing field by carefully documenting the advances and declines in housing production going back to 1880 and projecting possible trends to the year 2000. It brings information into one basic source which previously had to be assembled from a variety of works. Beyond this, it is more than a statistical analysis on a traditional decade-by-decade basis; it places production trends in a dynamic framework of economic, demographic andpolitical influences. Mr. Doan's almost 40-year experience as a staff member of the Federal Housing Administration and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides valuable insights and perspectives. It is a prime source of housing history which should be in the library of all serious housing policy analysts. -- Mary K. Nenno, Visiting Fellow, The Urban Institute
American Housing Production: 1880-2000 is subtitled A Concise History. Concise it is, but packed with data and insights that can be found nowhere else in the literature of housing. It is written by an insider, one who worked steadily in thebackrooms of FHA and HUD, and knows where all the data and programs are buried, but can write with the best of the academics who have published tomes about housing. If this book is overlooked by the professors, it will be the students' loss, but generalreaders will take away a better understanding of what has worked in American housing, what has failed, and why. -- Morton J. Schussheim, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Senior Specialist in Housing (Retired)
This admirably concise history is a unique and valuable contribution to housing literature. Its original and thoughtful approach and its wealth of data accessible in a single volume should result in a useful shelf life measured in decades rather than in years. -- Hilbert Fefferman, Consultant on Housing Policy and Legislation. Formerly of MIT Dept. of Urban Studies and Chief Legislative Counsel at the Dept.
This admirably concise history is a unique and valuable contribution to housing literature. Its original and thoughtful approach and its wealth of data accessible in a single volume should result in a useful shelf life measured in decades rather than in years. -- Hilbert Fefferman, Consultant on Housing Policy and Legislation. Formerly of MIT Dept. of Urban Studies and Chief Legislative Counsel at the Dept.
This new book by Mason Doan fills a gap in the literature in the American housing field by carefully documenting the advances and declines in housing production going back to 1880 and projecting possible trends to the year 2000. It brings information into one basic source which previously had to be assembled from a variety of works. Beyond this, it is more than a statistical analysis on a traditional decade-by-decade basis; it places production trends in a dynamic framework of economic, demographic and political influences. Mr. Doan's almost 40-year experience as a staff member of the Federal Housing Administration and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides valuable insights and perspectives. It is a prime source of housing history which should be in the library of all serious housing policy analysts. -- Mary K. Nenno, Visiting Fellow, The Urban Institute
American Housing Production: 1880-2000 is subtitled A Concise History. Concise it is, but packed with data and insights that can be found nowhere else in the literature of housing. It is written by an insider, one who worked steadily in the backrooms of FHA and HUD, and knows where all the data and programs are buried, but can write with the best of the academics who have published tomes about housing. If this book is overlooked by the professors, it will be the students' loss, but general readers will take away a better understanding of what has worked in American housing, what has failed, and why. -- Morton J. Schussheim, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Senior Specialist in Housing (Retired)

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