Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Public-private partnerships and low-cost housing …

   While the market for private housing loans for low-income people is pinched, the federal government, having started its financial support for banks, is pushed to help other types of firms.  With this shakiness in the private markets, therefore, the times seem propitious for viewing in a favorable light a variety of public-private partnerships to create and maintain low-cost housing.
   Tim Iglesias, Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, has written a book chapter entitled “Our Pluralist Housing Ethics & Public-Private Partnerships for Affordable Housing,” in which he discusses a variety of “housing ethics” and how developments in such partnerships may change attitudes towards affordable housing.  The link to an abstract is   

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