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Reframing Affordable Housing as Our Housing Commons

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dc.contributor.author Steele, Margaret
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-03T15:37:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-03T15:37:10Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8527
dc.description.abstract "In the market-based economies of the developed world, people are expected to obtain housing through one of two mechanisms –- through the marketplace, if they can afford it, or through accessing programs and supports provided by the state, if they cannot. In some nations, a non-profit sector also provides housing; however, this sector often depends upon the state for the majority of its funding. With over 100 million people experiencing homelessness and at least another one billion inadequately housed, there is ample evidence that market-based economies have not produced adequate, affordable shelter for everyone. A more robust alternative may lie in the work being done to create a 'Commons Paradigm' -- an economic and social framework that recognizes the pivotal role the commons play in human survival. This article suggests affordable housing should be recognized as a commons and should be protected by community housing charters and managed by community housing trusts." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject housing en_US
dc.title Reframing Affordable Housing as Our Housing Commons en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Commentory en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US

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