The grapes of rent: A history of renting in a country of owners

  title={The grapes of rent: A history of renting in a country of owners},
  author={Donald A. Krueckeberg},
  journal={Housing Policy Debate},
Abstract In a recent study of neighborhood development, Goetz and Sidney (1994) found an “ideology of property” separating the interests of homeowners from the interests of lower‐income tenants. According to this ideology, owners are better citizens than renters, and therefore public policy should benefit owners at the expense of renters. In spite of continuing research that shows this allegation to be false, a widespread bias against renters persists. Why is this so? A deliberate bias favoring… 

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