Housing Allowances

Peabody, Malcolm E.
March 1974
New Republic;3/9/74, Vol. 170 Issue 10, p20
Focuses on the issues associated with the housing allowance program for the poor in the U.S. Concept of the program; Estimates on the annual cost of the program; Likelihood of the federal government to end the subsidized housing program; Amount suggested in subsidies to lower the rent of a new unit of public housing to $70 level; Views that the single-family housing program avoids political problems due to no controversy over building apartments; Opinion that the housing program for poor will not help them but discourage them to escape the poverty cycle.


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