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Cityscape: Volume 16 Number 2 | Article 9


The goal of Cityscape is to bring high-quality original research on housing and community development issues to scholars, government officials, and practitioners. Cityscape is open to all relevant disciplines, including architecture, consumer research, demography, economics, engineering, ethnography, finance, geography, law, planning, political science, public policy, regional science, sociology, statistics, and urban studies.

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Form Follows Families: Evolution of U.S. Affordable Housing Design and Construction

Volume 16, Number 2

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga

Pursuing Poverty Deconcentration Distracts From Housing Policy Reforms That Would Have a Greater Effect on Poverty Alleviation

Edgar O. Olsen
University of Virginia


The federal government has multiple housing policies to pursue multiple goals. For example, it promotes homeownership primarily through provisions of the individual income tax. If the federal government were to promote poverty deconcentration, it would almost surely do it through its low-income housing programs. Therefore, I focus on whether these programs should be altered to promote this objective.

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