BENEFITING: Partnership For Sustainable Communities
It has been nearly 50 years since the U.S. launched an all-out effort to provide decent affordable housing, create equal opportunity, and revitalize our cities.
Rebuilding a Dream looks at what's been achieved and where we are falling short in housing and community development since then. It examines the failure of federal and state governments to maintain sound policies and address the growing problems of runaway housing costs and renewed decay of our cities in the wake of economic decline and the lingering effects of foreclosures. It talks about why the shortage of affordable housing will get worse, how homeownership is increasingly out of reach for many Americans, and what we can do about these problems.
Finally, it busts the negative mythology perpetuated by political opponents of housing programs and NIMBYs. It celebrates success stories of housing and urban development programs, highlights exemplary developments, and explains the promising ideas for getting more good results in the future.
This book is a project of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We depend on donations to support publication and distribution of this book. http://www.p4sc.org/Rebuilding_A_Dream