On privatizing public housing by Y. C. Richard Wong

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Published by City University of Hong Kong Press in Hong Kong .

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  • Public housing -- China -- Hong Kong,
  • Housing policy -- China -- Hong Kong

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StatementYue-Chim Richard Wong.
SeriesHong Kong economic policy studies series
ContributionsHong Kong Centre for Economic Research., Better Hong Kong Foundation., Hong Kong Economic Policy Studies Forum.
LC ClassificationsHD7288.78.C62 H96 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 151 p. :
Number of Pages151
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24064501M
ISBN 10962937014X
ISBN 109789629370145
LC Control Number2009374780

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policymakers appear to have all but given up on the idea of a state-managed public housing system. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says more than $26 billion (PDF) is needed to repair the nation’s aging public housing, a backlog.

“In1 percent of poor renters lived in rent-controlled units; 15 percent lived in public housing; and 17 percent received a government subsidy, mainly in the form of a rent-reducing voucher.

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In Baltimore, where 4, of the city’s 11, HUD’s attempt to privatize all of America’s public housing has been put on hold — for now. You played an important role.

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In his book, You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For: The Economics of Privatization (Cornell University, ), he writes: “American folk wisdom holds that, by and large, public service is uncaring, unbending, bureaucratic, and expensive, whereas competitively supplied private services, such as FedEx are efficient and responsive.”.

HUD’s attempt to privatize all of America’s public housing has been put on hold — for now. You played an important role. Thousands of you signed the petition and spread the word, so that those at the House Financial Services Committee hearing on May 25 understood what the stakes were.

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is in crisis. It needs $17 billion to update public housing that has fallen into disrepair. New York City is home of the US's largest public housing population, withresidents. Federal funding for NYCHA, and low-income housing across the country, has sharply declined in the past two decades.

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Clinton halted the construction of new public housing. Obama passed the Rental Assistance Demonstration program in to privatize public housing, instead of funding over $25 billion in backlogged repairs. And Trump is working to gut HUD completely.

There are now only units of federal public housing in San Francisco, and a decent home is.

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