47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

Paper Presenters - Submit your paper to your panel’s moderator by April 3, 2017

Thursday, April 20 • 10:50am - 12:15pm
TH10.50.02 Preserving Safe and Affordable Housing

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The papers in this panel consider the challenges associated with maintaining safe and affordable housing for lower and moderate income residents. The authors discuss these challenges through various types of housing in different contexts. The effect is to present the multiplicity of affordable housing types, challenges to safe and affordable housing and strategies to preserve it. The papers address mobile home communities, multifamily federally assisted urban housing, financialization and multi-family housing in the US and Canada. The authors discuss the varied housing stocks, challenges to long-term safety and affordability, and the strategies communities use to preserve safe and affordable housing. The contributors explore these questions: As the physical plant of housing ages and neighborhood and policy contexts change, what types of properties have remained affordable and to whom? What challenges safety and affordability? How have the buildings and the communities within them addressed challenges to remain safe and affordable? The questions come at a critical time as housing makes up an increasingly large share of household expenditures and many cities struggle with a lack of affordable housing.

Preserving Mobile Home Communities Through Nonprofit and Community Land Trust Ownership
Renia Ehrenfeucht, University of New Mexico; Beth Sorce, Grounded Solutions Network

Picking Battles with Buildings: Discretion, Governance, and the Social and Physical Characteristics of Building Inspections
Robin Bartram, Northwestern University

Origins and Adaptations of FHA-Insured Urban Multifamily Housing, 1938 - Present Nicholas Shatan, Rutgers University; Kathe Newman, Rutgers University

Preserving Affordability? Financialization of Multi-Family Housing in Toronto and Tenant Strategies to Stay Put
Martine August, Rutgers University


Robin Bartram

PhD student, Northwestern University


Thursday April 20, 2017 10:50am - 12:15pm
Greenway Ballroom-B (2nd Floor)