Preventing Poverty

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe July 28, 2017 1,362 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago American Enterprise Institute HOUSING Housing Policy mortgage Poverty Preventing Poverty 2017-07-28 Nicole Casperson Share Save Preventing Poverty One part of a collection of essays published by American Enterprise Institute is focusing on housing policy issues. From the book, A Safety Net That Works edited by Robert Doar, this section revealed how reforming housing policies could help reduce poverty.Concerning this issue, Ed Olsen, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Virginia gives his insight about how the current system is not doing underprivileged American’s any justice, but it has the possibility to.Touching on the most noteworthy aspects of his essay, Olsen writes that the bulk of low-income housing assistance in the U.S. is funded by the federal government through a large number of programs with a combined cost of more than $50 billion a year.However, the most significant issue with this is that low-income housing programs do not offer assistance to many of the poorest families that are eligible for them. Instead, eligible families that need assistance must get on a waiting list.So the current system of low-income housing assistance provides enormous subsidies to some households while offering none to others that are equally poor, and it provides subsidies to many people who are not poor while offering none to many of the poorest. Ultimately, Olsen believes all that is needed is better housing policies.“Well-designed reforms of the current system of low-income housing assistance would substantially alleviate poverty with less public spending,” Olsen said.In his essay, Olsen provides proposed reforms that would provide housing assistance to millions of additional people without spending more money. The proposed reforms deal with all parts of the current system—active construction programs, existing privately owned housing projects, public housing, and the housing voucher program.He also reveals his apprehensions about the evidence of the current policies, including constructing new units to house the homeless, building new homes for low-income families, and reducing the substantial differences in subsidies across identical households that characterize the current system.To view the full essay presented by the American Enterprise Institute, click here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: American Enterprise Institute HOUSING Housing Policy mortgage Poverty Preventing Povertycenter_img  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: What’s Wrong In Servicing? Next: The Week Ahead: Assessing the Crisis Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] About Author: Nicole Casperson Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Preventing Poverty in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more