Introduction to Housing

Edited by Katrin B. Anacker, Andrew T. Carswell, Sarah D. Kirby, and Kenneth R. Tremblay
Second Edition

A comprehensive approach to understanding housing in the United States and abroad


Description

This foundational text for understanding housing, housing design, homeownership, housing policy, special topics in housing, and housing in a global context has been comprehensively revised to reflect the changed housing situation in the United States during and after the Great Recession and its subsequent movements toward recovery. The book focuses on the complexities of housing and housing-related issues, engendering an understanding of housing, its relationship to national economic factors, and housing policies. It comprises individual chapters written by housing experts who have specialization within the discipline or field, offering commentary on the physical, social, psychological, economic, and policy issues that affect the current housing landscape in the United States and abroad, while proposing solutions to its challenges.

CONTENTS

Editors’ Introduction to Introduction to Housing, second edition
Katrin B. Anacker, Andrew T. Carswell, and Sarah D. Kirby ix

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION
  • Chapter 1. Current Trends in the U.S. Housing Market
    • Rachel Bogardus Drew 1
  • Chapter 2. Influences on Housing Choice
    • Julia O. Beamish and Rosemary Carucci Goss 21

SECTION II: HOUSING DESIGN
  • Chapter 3. Kitchen and Bathroom Design
    • Kathleen R. Parrott and Julia O. Beamish 43
  • Chapter 4. Single-Family Residential Design
    • Suk-Kyung Kim and Mira Ahn 64
  • Chapter 5. Multifamily Residential Design
    • Becky L. Yust 80
  • Chapter 6. Universal Design in Housing
    • Sandra C. Hartje, Heidi H. Ewen, and Kenneth R. Tremblay 98

SECTION III: HOME OWNERSHIP
  • Chapter 7. Home Buying and Homeownership
    • Marilyn J. Bruin and Deborah Mitchell 121
  • Chapter 8. The Housing Finance Industry
    • Katrin B. Anacker 139
  • Chapter 9. Renting
    • Cherie Stueve, Martin C. Seay, and Andrew T. Carswell 156
  • Chapter 10. Housing Affordability
    • Christine C. Cook, Marilyn J. Bruin, and Becky L. Yust 167
  • Chapter 11. Homelessness
    • Daniel Treglia, Anne Elizabeth Montgomery, and Dennis Patrick Culhane 183

SECTION IV: HOUSING POLICY
  • Chapter 12. Housing and Community
    • Kathryn Howell 199
  • Chapter 13. Neighborhood Amenities
    • Elizabeth Mueller 218
  • Chapter 14. Federal Housing Policy
    • Kirk McClure 235
  • Chapter 15. The Great Recession
    • Katrin B. Anacker 255

SECTION V: SPECIAL TOPICS IN HOUSING
  • Chapter 16. Housing and Racial and Ethnic Diversity
    • Katrin B. Anacker 275
  • Chapter 17. Housing and Aging
    • Deirdre Pfeiffer 294
  • Chapter 18. Home Environments and Health
    • Kathleen R. Parrott and Jorge H. Atiles 316
  • Chapter 19. Sustainable Housing
    • Joseph Laquatra 341
  • Chapter 20. Housing and Disasters
    • Sarah D. Kirby and Annie Hardison-Moody 356

SECTION VI: HOUSING IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
  • Chapter 21. Housing in Asia
    • Suk-Kyung Kim 377
  • Chapter 22. Housing in Europe
    • Jean Memken and Shirley Niemeyer 396
  • Chapter 23. Housing in Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Rosa E. Donoso and Marja Elsinga 409
  • Chapter 24. Housing in Africa
    • Akin S. Akinyemi, Petra L. Doan, and Lindsay Slautterback 425
  • Chapter 25. Global Housing Challenges in the Twenty-First Century
    • Corianne Payton Scally 441

Glossary 453
Contributors 467
Index 471
Published in association with the Housing Education and Research Association.

Page count: 480 pp.
28 b&w photos, 42 diagrams, 1 map, 22 tables
Trim size: 7 x 10

 



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Katrin B. Anacker is an associate professor of public policy at George Mason University and the North American editor of the International Journal of Housing Policy.

Andrew T. Carswell is an associate professor of family and consumer sciences at the University of Georgia and the editor of Encyclopedia of Housing.

Sarah D. Kirby is a professor and department extension leader of agricultural and human sciences at North Carolina State University.

Kenneth R. Tremblay (1953–2015) was a professor and extension housing specialist at the College of Health and Human Sciences, Colorado State University.