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- Housing Issues Pegged as a Top Bush Administration Challenge. Dymi, Amilda // National Mortgage News;06/11/2001, Vol. 25 Issue 37, p11
Reports the interest of the Bush administration on housing issues in the United States. Goals of the House Financial Services Committee; Accounts on the Housing issues to be reviewed by the Congress; Comments of the government officials concerning the policy proposals.
- Social Housing Finance in the European Union: Developments and Prospects. Priemus, Hugo; Dieleman, Frans // Urban Studies (Routledge);Apr99, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p623
Presents an overview of developments and prospects of social housing finance in the European Union. Common features of housing finance during the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s; Changes in housing policy and social housing finance; Impacts of changing social housing finance on social housing...
- General Trends in Financing Social Housing in Spain. Eastaway, Montserrat Pareja; Martin, Ignacio San // Urban Studies (Routledge);Apr99, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p699
The affordability of houses has become one of the main problems for Spanish families in recent decades. The government has been actively involved in designing policies to solve this problem. Theoretically, the characteristics of the housing stock and population always determine the type of...
- The Fiscal Role of the European Union: The Case of Housing and the European Structural Funds. Stephens, Mark // Urban Studies (Routledge);Apr99, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p715
This paper examines the potential for the European budget to be used to contribute to housing investment. It finds that the budget is sufficiently large to play a role in the countries where the budget is concentrated, although it could be made more progressive. Case studies reveal that the...
- The Financing of Social Housing in Integrating Financial Markets: A View from Developing Countries. Renaud, Bertrand // Urban Studies (Routledge);Apr99, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p755
The housing sector is the last major sector of the national economy for which analytical foundations for economic and financial policy evaluation have developed. However, the application of this analytical framework to international comparisons of housing policies or the evaluation of housing...
- Shake-up for housing scheme funding. Merrick, Neil // Public Finance;02/12/99, p8
Focuses on the British government's funding proposal for supported housing schemes. Effects of the proposal on certain parts of the population; National Housing Federation's arguments against the proposal; Current funding of supported housing projects.
- The true value of social housing. Duckworth, Stephen; Sore, Vernon // Public Finance;03/26/99, p25
Argues that the British government's proposed financial framework for council housing conflicts with current practice and reduces comparability with social housing. Objectives of the framework; Valuation of local authority housing stock; Basis of an argument in favor of open market value.
- Homing in on the issues behind Westminster row. Wild, Damian // Public Finance;1/21/94, p8
Discusses the implications on the housing policy in Great Britain amid the allegations of gerrymandering in the Westminster house sales policy. Amount lost as a result of the sales policy; Involvement of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting (CIPFA); Response of the...
- Group Opposes GSE Mandate. Blackwell, Rob // American Banker;6/8/2005, Vol. 170 Issue 109, p4
Reports a group of House Republicans oppose a requirement that government-sponsored enterprises use a portion of their after-tax income for an affordable-housing program. Idea that the requirement violates free-market principles; Indication a letter is being drafted by the Republican Study...