Students will also complete an 8-10 page paper (double-spaced, footnoted, with an annotated bibliography and emailed as a standard Word document) that focuses on any city of their choosing that faced a housing issue - and to present a critical analysis of the housing policies implemented.
The paper should consider the following questions as they may apply to their topic:
-What was the housing issue that the city faced? How was it identified?
-What tools did the government employ?
-What were their constraints?
-Was the outcome successful or not and why?
-How and why did public policies and programs create or influence the outcome?
-Was this the outcome that was intended?
-How well did the housing policies and programs meet the needs of the population?
-If the outcome was negative did the government seek to resolve the problem further?
-What strategies may have had better success?
-What lessons were learned?
The paper must rely on documented research and not simply online or journalistic sources. As such research in housing policy is often scarce; cities should be chosen with the availability of scholarly research in mind.
Upper part is the requirement of the memo
Attached files are the readings, use the point in the reading and analyze them for writing. In addition, please must select the cities in America, this is required in the syllabus and it has been highlighted.
New York is considered on the largest cities in the United States with a population of more than eight million people. Over the years, the population has been growing relative to the rural to urban migration along with immigrants from other cities. This is a trend that can be traced back to the period after the First World War. The prestige of living in the city has over the years yielded some mixed feeling about the state of the city especially with reference to residence quality and access (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,). Affordable housing is one of the most challenging aspects of the city and one the government at the national and largely the local level has been battling since the First World War. The main issue can be traced to the fact that, the supply of the houses and the demand for the same has not achieved an equilibrium for the longest time in history ("Problem - NYC Housing Plan"). Every other New Yorker deserves to live in a city that offers an environment that is safe and affordable (Glen, Alicia). For the most part of the history of the city, the have been some significant challenges as to how the element of affordable and safe housing can be achieved.
Housing in New York
Over the last twenty years, the wages of the New York renters have stagnated. The only notable or significant change in increase that has taken plac...