The Affordable Housing Crisis and Social Work
The article examines the housing crisis in the United States in 1989. It also focuses on problems concerning the preservation of affordable housing and relationship between direct service and housing policy. An increasing percentage of social worker's clients are facing serious housing problems. Escalating housing costs and an inadequate supply of affordable housing have saddled low and moderate income. Americans with a burden that is beyond their control. The magnitude and determinants of the current housing crisis are also examined. Also, problems concerning the preservation of existing affordable housing, and rent subsidies are reviewed. Finally, an overview of innovative approaches to addressing housing issues is provided, and the relationship between direct service and housing policy is discussed. It is essential for social workers members of a profession whose mission is to meet clients' most basic needs, to understand the evolution of the nation's housing problems and the implications for practice..
Frederic G. Reamer. "The Affordable Housing Crisis and Social Work" Faculty Publications (1989).
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