Housing Policy at a Crossroads: The Why, How, and Who of Assistance Programs

Since Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, American housing policy has focused on building homes for the poor. Housing Policy at a Crossroads provides a comprehensive survey of past low-income housing programs which acts not only as a history of housing policy, but as a guide to issues confronting policy makers and argues a case for vouchers as the cheapest, most effective solution. Weicher gives us a timely warning that reinventing failed building programs would be a very costly wrong turn for America.