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Housing in Rural America
Building Affordable and Inclusive Communities


November 1998 | 230 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Combining academic housing specialists, researchers for non-profit housing organizations, and housing practitioners, this collection emanated from a Fannie Mae Office of Housing Research roundtable series led by Belden and Wiener. It explores decent and affordable shelter in rural areas, an often-overlooked issue in housing policy. Rural poor and their housing conditions are not widely discussed or examined within professional literature because most housing policymakers, administrators, researchers, and advocates live in cities and take an urban-centric view, what some rural critics have called "metropolyanna."

Following an introductory chapter which defines "rural" and describes the state of rural housing and poverty in the United States, chapters cover a broad spectrum of housing need, innovative strategies, and practitioners' approaches in rural America. Contributors examine current conditions of rural housing, look at some solutions to problems associated with rural housing, and suggest innovations for the future.


Robert J Wiener and Joseph N Belden
Preface
 
PART ONE: CONDITIONS AND CONTEXT
Joseph N Belden and Robert J Wiener
The Context of Affordable Housing in Rural America
Cushing Dolbeare
Conditions and Trends in Rural Housing
 
PART TWO: PEOPLE AND PLACES
Jacquelyn McCray
Affordable Housing in the Rural South
Zixta Martinez,Charles Kamasaki and Surabhi Dabir
The Border Colonias
A Framework for Change  
Janet Krofta, Sue Crull and Christine Cook
Affordable Housing in the Rural Midwest
Mary Stover
The Hidden Homeless
Susan Peck
Many Harvests of Shame
Housing for Farmworkers  
Joseph N Belden
Housing for the Rural Elderly
 
PART THREE: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MONEY
Art Collings
The Role of the Federal Rural Housing Programs
Robert J Wiener
Privatizing Rural Rental Housing
The Prepayment Problem in RHS's Section 515 Program  
Leslie Strauss
Credit and Capital Needs for Affordable Rural Housing
Harold Wilson and James Carr
Impact of Federal Interventions on Private Mortgage Credit in Rural Areas
 
PART FOUR: CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
Peter Carey
Mutual Self-Help Housing
Patricia Harrison
New Housing Forms for Low-Income Rural Families
Kirby White, Jill Lemke and Michael Lehman
Community Land Trusts and Rural Housing

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