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Title Under one roof : issues and innovations in shared housing / edited by George C. Hemmens, Charles J. Hoch, and Jana Carp.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [1996]

Series SUNY series in urban public policy
SUNY series on urban public policy.
Subject Shared housing -- United States.
Shared housing -- Government policy -- United States.
Low-income housing -- Government policy -- United States.
Older people -- Housing -- Government policy -- United States.
People with disabilities -- Housing -- Government policy -- United States.
Housing policy -- United States.
Alt Name Hemmens, George C.
Hoch, Charles, 1948-
Carp, Jana.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 152 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-145) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Shared Housing in Low Income Households / George Hemmens and Charles Hoch -- Ch. 3. Informal Additions to the U.S. Housing Stock: Changing Structures and Changing Uses / Anna Hardman -- Ch. 4. Housing Alternatives for New Forms of Households / Sherry Ahrentzen -- Ch. 5. Designing Women's Welfare: Home/Work / Jacqueline Leavitt -- Ch. 6. Lakefront SRO Corporation: Reviving Single-Room Occupancy Housing / Jean Butzen -- Ch. 7. Abbeyfield: Community-Based Shared Housing for the Elderly / Richard Biddlecombe -- Ch. 8. Zoning as a Tool for Shared Housing / Patricia Baron Pollak -- Ch. 9. The Trouble with Sharing / Peter Marris -- Ch. 10. Conclusion.
Summary Americans with changing lifestyles, nontraditional households, and special needs and interests are increasingly looking for alternatives to the single-family house, and especially for the opportunity to share housing with others for economic, social, and personal reasons. This book reviews the status of shared housing in the U.S. housing market, establishes a research and policy agenda on shared housing as a contribution to the national effort to improve housing affordability and quality, and argues for changing public policy to support it. The book consists of original essays (by Anna Hardman, Sherry Abrentzen, Jacqueline Leavitt, Jean Butzen, Richard Biddlecombe, Patricia Baron Pollak, Peter Marris, and the editors) on topics such as shared housing in low-income households; shared housing for the elderly; single-room occupancy housing; zoning as a tool for shared housing; and problems associated with shared housing. The authors argue convincingly that current housing policy and regulations, supported by popular opinion, greatly limit the development of multiple-dwelling houses, and they make the case that shared housing can provide an attractive option for low- and moderate-income families who cannot afford suburban homes during a period of economic recession and declining expectations.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585034672 (electronic bk.)
9780585034676 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42854549
Additional Format Print version: Under one roof. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1996 0791429059 (DLC) 95018576 (OCoLC)32591137

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