History of Affordable Housing in US States
January 25, 2017 5:59 PM   Subscribe

The state of New Jersey is dealing with an ongoing battle to determine its affordable housing obligations- who has to act, when, and how. I would like to read more about how the federal government and/or other US states require (if they do), create and maintain affordable housing. Peer-reviewed academic sources and books preferred.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to Law & Government (4 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I will go through my actual bookshelves tomorrow (am finishing my PhD in urban planning) but rummaging around in my blog, Snob Zones by Lisa Prevost, HUD's Housing Discrimination Study, Amy Howard's More Than Shelter: Activism and Community in San Francisco Public Housing, and the non-peer-reviewed but utterly fantastic BlvckVrchives Cabrini Green project,
posted by spamandkimchi at 2:21 AM on January 26, 2017 [1 favorite]

Sending you a memail.
posted by yarly at 5:18 AM on January 26, 2017

For a survey of the legal aspects of this topic, I'd recommend checking out the chapter of exclusionary and inclusionary zoning in Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law. It won't tell you too much about the practice of building affordable housing, but it will tell you a whole bunch about the range of policies that exist along with the case law surrounding those policies. And as with any good discussion of affordable housing, there is plenty about NJ in there.
posted by voiceofreason at 6:40 AM on January 26, 2017

If this is not enough, I'd suggest you look at the endnotes in Evicted, which might be easiest for you to get your hands on quickly if you don't have easy access to an academic library.
posted by praemunire at 8:44 AM on January 26, 2017

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