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Just Below the Line: Disability, Housing, and Equity in the South (Paperback)

Korydon H. Smith, Jennifer Webb, Brent T. Williams

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ISBN 10: 1557289239 / ISBN 13: 9781557289230
Edité par University of Arkansas Press, United States, 2010
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Language: English . Brand New Book. With America on the brink of the largest number of older adults and persons with disabilities in the countrys history, the deceleration in housing production during the first decade of the twenty-first century, and a continued reliance on conventional housing policies and practices, a perfect storm has emerged in the housing industry. The lack of fit between the existing housing stock and the needs of the U.S. population is growing pronounced. Just as housing needed to be retooled at the end of WWII, the American housing industry is in dire need of change today. The South with its high rates of poverty, older residents, residents with disabilities, extensive rural areas, and out-of-date housing policies and practices serves as a canary in the coal mine for the impending, nationwide housing crisis. Just Below the Line discusses how reworking the policies and practices of the housing industry in the South can serve as a model for the rest of the nation in meeting the physical and social needs of persons with disabilities and aging boomers.Policy makers, designers, builders, realtors, advocates, and housing consumers will be able to use this book to promote the production of equitable housing nationwide. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9781557289230

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Titre : Just Below the Line: Disability, Housing, ...

Éditeur : University of Arkansas Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre :New

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With America on the brink of the largest number of older adults and persons with disabilities in the country’s history, the deceleration in housing production during the first decade of the twenty-first century, and a continued reliance on conventional housing policies and practices, a perfect storm has emerged in the housing industry. The lack of fit between the existing housing stock and the needs of the U.S. population is growing pronounced. Just as housing needed to be retooled at the end of WWII, the American housing industry is in dire need of change today. The South—with its high rates of poverty, older residents, residents with disabilities, extensive rural areas, and out-of-date housing policies and practices—serves as a “canary in the coal mine” for the impending, nationwide housing crisis. Just Below the Line discusses how reworking the policies and practices of the housing industry in the South can serve as a model for the rest of the nation in meeting the physical and social needs of persons with disabilities and aging boomers. Policy makers, designers, builders, realtors, advocates, and housing consumers will be able to use this book to promote the production of equitable housing nationwide.

Published in collaboration with the Fay Jones School of Architecture.

About the Author:

Korydon H. Smith is associate professor of architecture at the University of Arkansas.

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