A Case for Sustainable Affordable Housing in the United States

  • Sarah Gomez
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Sustainable Business In Association with Future Earth book series (PSSBAFE)


This chapter provides an overview of current challenges and opportunities in the U.S. housing market to advocate for sustainable affordable housing in America. It begins by describing the failure of sprawled residential developments and consumption patterns to provide adequate and affordable housing to many Americans. It transitions to discuss how sustainability and affordable housing frameworks share compatible and overlapping goals. Finally, this paper surveys the existing policies and organizations working to promote development in this field, and asks what might happen to them in the future.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarah Gomez
    • 1
  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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