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Principles to Guide Housing Policy at the Beginning of the New Millennium

  title={Principles to Guide Housing Policy at the Beginning of the New Millennium},
  author={Michael H. Schill and Susan Melinda Wachter},
The 1990s were a tumultuous time for Federal housing policy. The decade began with deep divisions in the housing community over how to deliver housing assistance. For the first time in recent history, Federal budget cuts in the mid-1990s essentially froze the number of households that received housing assistance. At roughly the same time, the continuing existence of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was itself in doubt, and in 1995 the New York Times Magazine published… Expand
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