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  • Issue Bulletin posted July 20, 1994 by Carl F. Horowitz Housing Bills Tackle Non-Existent Crisis (H.R.3838, S.2049)

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 199 July 20, 1994 HOUMNG MIS TACKLE NON-FMSTENT CME (HR 3M S. 2M9) INTRODUCTION The House and Senate soon will consider legislation to reauthorize the programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The House and Senate bills (H.R. 3838, S. 2049) have been marked up by committee and now will be debated in…

  • Report posted January 12, 1993 by Carl F. Horowitz A Strategy for Sound Housing Policy

    This report is currently available only in PDF format.…

  • Issue Bulletin posted June 25, 1992 by Carl F. Horowitz Time to Let the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program Expire

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 175 June 25, 1992 TEU, TO LET TM LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDrr PROGRAM INTRODUMON Congress soon must decide whether to continue the biggest tax incentive for builders of low-cost housing in America. Enacted as part of the 1986 Tax Reform Act, this incentive, the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), finances the construction…

  • Backgrounder Update posted April 10, 1992 by Carl F. Horowitz Deregulating the Housing Market: What Congress Can Do

    (Archived document, may contain errors) nity, once having benefitted at the expense of newcomers, pressure local officials to keep these regulations, and often to make them more stringent. This exclusionary impulse, more than, say, a laudable desire to protect the environment, is the motive be- hind such local and state regulations. Often, now construction of any kind…

  • Issue Bulletin posted November 26, 1991 by Carl F. Horowitz H.R. 2900 — Does It Reduce the Risk of Fannie Mae anil Freddie Mac Failure?

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 168 November26,1991 HK 29M DOES IT RMUCE THE RISK OF FANNIE AIAE AND I:DDIE MAC FAILURE? INTRODUCTION The Senate is now considering legislation passed overwhelmingly this Septem- ber by the House of Representatives that will have profound consequences for America's residential mortgage lending industry. The Government-Sponsored…

  • Backgrounder posted August 26, 1991 by Carl F. Horowitz From the Kemp Commission: Sound Advice for Removing Barriers toAffordable Housing

    Introduction Americans are being forced to pay billions of dollars extra for housing each year. Examples: --In Bridgehampton, Long Island, a 102-acre residential construction project that included low-cost dwellings was halted when New York State environmental officials happened to sight in a pond on the property a tiger salamander, a species classified…

  • Backgrounder posted June 4, 1991 by Carl F. Horowitz New Life for Federal Enterprise Zone Legislation: Seven LessonsFrom the States

    Introduction Congress this year will debate legislation that many Americans would say is a decade overdue. Two bills are involved: the Enterprise Zone Tax Incentives Act of 1991 (H.R. 11), and the Enterprise Zone Jobs Creation Act of 1991 (H.R. 23). These would grant significant tax and regulatory incentives to encourage the creation and growth of businesses…

  • Lecture posted April 3, 1991 by Carl F. Horowitz Housing Rights versus Property Rights

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  • Backgrounder posted March 25, 1991 by Carl F. Horowitz An Empowerment Strategy For Eliminating Neighborhood Crime

    Introduction A common and false allegation about urban life in America is that conditions in poor neighborhoods "force" residents into a life of crime. This view initially gained popularity after the urban rioting of the 1960s, specifically in the report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, better known as the Kerner Commission Report. While…

  • Backgrounder posted August 22, 1990 by Carl F. Horowitz Washington's Continuing Fiction: A National Housing Shortage

    For most Americans, housing quality has been climbing for decades. This is obvious by looking at almost any measure. From 1960 to 1987, for example, dwellings lacking complete plumbing facilities fell from 13.2 to 2.4 percent. Those with central air conditioning rose from 1.9 to 35.8 percent. More important, perhaps, the fears that the nation would not be able to…

  • Backgrounder Update posted June 20, 1990 by Carl F. Horowitz The "New" Cranston-D'Amato Housing Bill: Still Bad News for the Poor

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 6/20/90 135 THE "NEW'CRANSTON-DIAMATO HOUSING BILL: STILL BAD NEWS FOR THE POOR(Updating Issue Bulletin No. 152, "Cranston-D'Amato's S. 565: Neglecting America's Poor," September 22, 1989.) The Senate next week is likely to take floor action on the National Affordable Housing Act (S.566, formerly S.565), fifteen months after it was…

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