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Housing policy since the 1990s has turned to the demolition of public housing in favor of subsidized units in mixed-income communities and the use of tenant-based vouchers rather than direct housing subsidies. While these policies aimed to improve the social and economic conditions of urban residents, the results have been quite different.Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced and there has been a loss of more than 250,000 permanently affordable residential units.

Housing policy since the 1990s has turned to the demolition of public housing in favor of subsidized units in mixed-income communities and the use of tenant-based vouchers rather than direct housing subsidies. While these policies aimed to improve the social and economic conditions of urban residents, the results have been quite different.Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced and there has been a loss of more than 250,000 permanently affordable residential units.

Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes from San Francisco’s Housing Wars by James Tracy http://www.amazon.com/dp/1849352054/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Sg.xub14PTHC1

Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes from San Francisco’s Housing Wars by James Tracy http://www.amazon.com/dp/1849352054/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Sg.xub14PTHC1

The Prehistory of Home by Jerry D. Moore http://www.amazon.com/dp/0520272218/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_M1Z1wb17667W1

The Prehistory of Home by Jerry D. Moore http://www.amazon.com/dp/0520272218/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_M1Z1wb17667W1

We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order To Live by Joan DidionDidion is the patron saint of literary women, so yes, you should read everything she's ever written. This collection of her nonfiction includes "Goodbye to All That," one of the most famous essays ever written about New York City, and a must-read if you live there.

30 Books Every New Yorker Needs to Read Before They’re 30

We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order To Live by Joan DidionDidion is the patron saint of literary women, so yes, you should read everything she's ever written. This collection of her nonfiction includes "Goodbye to All That," one of the most famous essays ever written about New York City, and a must-read if you live there.

Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb by Douglas S. Massey http://www.amazon.com/dp/0691157294/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_uclCub1PD1N68

Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb by Douglas S. Massey http://www.amazon.com/dp/0691157294/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_uclCub1PD1N68

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