Toward Housing Policies for Social and Economic Development

  • Leland S. Burns
  • Leo Grebler


‘No aspect of public policy causes more frustration than housing’, writes a development economist; ‘almost everywhere the gap between intention and achievement is wide’.1 Another statement ranks housing high among the problems classed as ‘wicked’, or slippery of definition and nearly impossible of resolution.2 In the face of such discouraging views, we attempt in this final chapter to formulate housing policies geared to economic and social development. The chapter concludes with guidelines for the evaluation of housing as a component of development strategies.


Housing Policy Mortgage Loan Good Housing Mortgage Payment Residential Construction 
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© Leland S. Burns and Leo Grebler 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leland S. Burns
    • 1
  • Leo Grebler
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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