The Public Interest

Public-housing perversity: a view from the trenches

Paul H. Messenger

Summer 1992

ONE OF THE building blocks of Jack Kemp’s reform efforts at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been the promotion of homeownership and resident management for public-housing tenants. In the way of these reforms, however, is a major stumbling block: the Brooke Amendment.

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