ERIC Number: ED117232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Decent Place to Live.
Tolles, Robert E.
This report describes some of the major efforts undertaken by the Ford Foundation to provide decent housing. Their approach to the problem is said to have evolved through three interlocking stages: increasing the supply of housing through support for technical advisory services to non-profit groups engaged in building low and moderate-rental housing for the poor, minorities, and the elderly in both urban and rural areas; the support of open housing through assistance to groups that spearhead the fight against residential segregation; and inner-city renewal. Topics addressed are: housing development, the role of nonprofit organizations, the housing packagers, rural housing, state housing corporations, new options in public housing, open housing, the public policy arena, equal housing, integrating apartments, open housing in Connecticut, the Denver experience, rebuilding the slums, the New Detroit Committee, and new directions in housing. An appendix includes grants in housing from 1958-1970. Among new programs in the housing field are those considered to be designed to improve the existing inventory of housing through better management and maintenance and by extending individual and cooperative home ownership. The Foundation is also reported to be working on housing within the framework of community development. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Facility Improvement, Financial Support, Foundation Programs, Housing Deficiencies, Housing Discrimination, Housing Industry, Housing Needs, Housing Opportunities, Low Rent Housing, Middle Income Housing, Private Financial Support, Public Policy, Racial Integration, Residential Patterns, Slum Environment, Slums, Social Integration, Urban Renewal Agencies
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.