A Decent Home: Housing Policy in Perspective

  title={A Decent Home: Housing Policy in Perspective},
  author={John M. Quigley},
  journal={Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs},
  pages={53 - 88}
  • J. Quigley
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Economics
  • Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs
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