Urban Housing: A Strategic Role for the States

Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 12, p. 93, 1994

Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper Series

45 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2011  

Peter W. Salsich

Saint Louis University - School of Law

Date Written: 1994

Abstract

The author argues that states have both the capacity and the opportunity to play a leading role in revitalizing national housing policy. At a time when federal housing programs were declining, state administered housing programs came to the forefront. Detailing the growth of state administered housing policies, the article notes that creative, diverse, flexible, and community planned affordable housing programs being funded by states. States also have opportunities for leadership in housing through coordinated application of state zoning powers in conjunction with state administration of federal housing programs. In conclusion, the article recommends gradually phasing out centralized federal housing in favor of state coordinated programs. Such a goal could be achieved through a national housing policy in which the states would become the centerpiece of a coordinated, multilayered strategy for providing well designed and well managed, neighborhood based, affordable housing.

Suggested Citation

Salsich, Peter W., Urban Housing: A Strategic Role for the States (1994). Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 12, p. 93, 1994; Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1766055

Peter W. Salsich (Contact Author)

Saint Louis University - School of Law ( email )

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St. Louis, MO 63101
United States

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