Howard Husock... has made an important contribution to public policy and to American Government in general. -- Governing Magazine
Husock shows again and again how the interventionist impulse has made things worse.... He demolishes...myths one after another. -- Wall Street Journal
Provocative critiques...maybe this time Congress will finally listen. -- Ron Utt, Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation
This brief book is a gem...an incisive and devastating analysis.... A must-read. -- Stephan Thernstrom, Winthrop Professor of History, Harvard University
Low-income housing programs and lesser-known initiatives have harmed those they were meant to help while causing grave collateral damage, Mr. Husock argues. He emphasizes the deep but unappreciated importance to American society of economically diverse urban neighborhoods, and he demonstrates the historic and continuing importance of privately built "affordable" housing.