Forced in the 1980s to develop new sources of funding, municipalities are now creating new strategies for producing housing citizens can afford. One of the most promising of those schemes is third sector housing, a private non market alternative to publicly owned projects. The ten essays comprising "The Affordable City" provide case studies of political struggles to move toward this model in such cities as Burlington, Boston, and San Diego. John Emmeus Davis has directed housing policy in Burlington, Vermont, for over a decade. He has also taught at Tufts, New Hampshire College, and MIT.
Acknowledgments Introduction: Toward a Third Sector Housing Policy John Emmeus Davis Part I: Components and Dilemmas of a Third Sector Housing Policy 1. Social Housing: U.S. Prospect, Canadian Reality Peter Dreier and J. David Hulchanski 2. Beyond the Market and the State: The Diverse Domain of Social Housing John Emmeus Davis 3. Diminishing Returns: A Critical Look at Subsidy Recapture Helen S. Cohen 4. Community-Based Housing Strengths of the Strategy amid Dilemmas that Won't Go Away Rachel G. Bratt 5. Will All Tenants Win? Woody Widrow Part II: Third Sector Housing in Action: Policies, Programs, and Plans 6. Building the Progressive City: Third Sector Housing in Burlington, Vermont John Emmeus Davis 7. Boston in the 1980s: Toward a Social Housing Policy Chuck Collins and Kirby White 8. the Legacy of Mt. Laurel: Maintaining Affordability in New Jersey's Inclusionary Developments Alan Mallach 9. Housing Trust Funds Mary E. Brooks 10. Zigzagging toward Long-Term Affordability in the Sunbelt: The San Diego Housing Trust Fund Nico Calavita, Kenneth Grimes, and Susan Reynolds About the Contributors Index