Independent for Life: Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging America
In Independent for Life, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros and a team of experts on aging, architecture, construction, health, finance, and politics assess the current state of housing and present new possibilities that realistically address the interrelated issues of housing, communities, services, and financial concerns.
Latinos and the Nation's Future
Whether the predominant ethnic group in baseball, the ''swing vote'' in various elections, or the people who introduced one of the country's most popular condiments, salsa, it is clear that the influence of Latinos is widespread and growing each year. The Census Bureau estimates that Latinos will grow by 63 million people or a stunning 48% of total growth to make up 25% of the United States population by 2050. Editor Henry G. Cisneros, the first Hispanic mayor of a major U.S. city and former HUD Secretary, says these numbers are not reversible by closing borders, they ''are the simple demographic trajectory of people already living in the U.S.''
Our Communities, Our Homes: Pathways to Housing and Homeownership in America's Cities and States
From the authors of Opportunity and Progress: a Bipartisan Platform for National Housing Policy, comes a bipartisan and comprehensive approach for communities and states to end chronic homelessness, revitalize public housing, provide workforce housing and sustain homeownership. Based on an examination of successful housing programs in U.S. cities, the book's key finding is that the most effective programs look at the housing continuum -- supportive housing, public housing, rental housing and for-sale homes -- as parts of a whole rather than separate, unrelated programs. Such a holistic approach, say the authors, takes into account how shortages in one area can negatively impact other areas. The authors cite specific actions and tools that local and state governments can take toward achieving such important goals as reducing chronic homelessness, preserving affordable rental homes, and boosting sustainable homeownership.
(Source: Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University)
Casa Y Comunidad: Latino Home and Neighborhood Design
Another 2 million Latino families will enter the housing market by 2009. This ground-breaking publication takes the first-ever look at the growing and increasingly prosperous Latino community and their housing needs and helps prepare all segments of the housing industry to truly understand and work with this market. Contributors share their expertise in Latino culture and home buying habits to produce practical guidelines for builders, community designers, site planners, and those involved in housing finance. Includes information on Latino culture, housing and neighborhood design, financial habits, consumer preferences, and much more. Packed with colorful photos, data, and success stories.
Opportunity and Progress: A Bipartisan Platform for National Housing Policy
Henry Cisneros, Jack Kemp, Kent Colton, and Nicolas Retsinas reassert housing as a national priority and ask that the federal government assume its place at the table partnering with states, localities, and both public and private sector organizations to address housing issues throughout the nation.
Interwoven Destinies: Cities and the Nation
In this book of thirteen original essays edited by Cisneros, contributors assess the challenges of U.S. cities' shrinking employment base, rising minority populations, and decreaing share of federal and state aid. They then suggest practical ideas to reinvent urban government, rebuild infrastructure and housing, revitalize communities, reinvest in amenities, and reorganize urban justice, education and health care systems.