The Importance of Making Changes in US Housing and Urban Policy “Between five and six hundred thousand people are considered ‘homeless’ at any given time – without a ‘permanent, safe, decent, affordable place to live” (“Preventing Homelessness in America). This statistic shows that an urban issue of housing continues to be a serious problem in the United States today. It is important to consider the past problem of urban housing and homelessness, how it started, how it was handled in the past, the current urban policy of housing, and some possible solutions to the urban issue of housing and homelessness. Urban housing and the homelessness issue was not always a problem in the United States so it is important to look at the history and when...The end:
.....d homes and creating incentives for middle income families to build homes in larger cities. Urban development policy changes are needed. Works Cited Glaeser, Edward and Joseph Gyourko. “Two Ways to Revamp U.S. Housing Policy.” The New York Times. 16 Dec. 2008. 4 May 2011. <http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/16/two-ways-to-revamp-us-housing-policy/>. “Preventing Homelessness In America.” 2003. 4 May 2011. <http://www.solutionsforamerica.org/thrivingneigh/homelessness.html>. Turner, Margery. “New Life for US Housing and Urban Policy. City & Community. 9.1 (Mar 2010): 32-40. Print. Weiss, Marc. “National Housing Policy in the U.S. for the 21st Century.” 2011. 4 May 2011. <http://www.globalurban.org/housing_us.htm>.