Call for Papers: Affordable Housing and Housing Affordability

The International Journal of Housing Policy (IJHP) invites abstracts for a panel on affordable housing and housing affordability at the Urban Affairs Association 2016 in San Diego, California (March 16 – 19, 2016).

Over the past decades, affordable housing and housing affordability has deteriorated for many low-, very low-, and extremely low-income renters and also for some low-income homeowners. Recently, the rental affordability crisis was called a “silent crisis” by Shaun Donovan, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). At the same time the number of public or social housing units has decreased while billions are needed to address deferred maintenance.

IJHP invites abstracts of with a maximum of 300 words, to be submitted to kanacker@gmu.edu by Friday, September 25, 2015. Abstracts should contain a specified method and results.

Any abstract suggestion on affordable housing and housing affordability is welcome. Potential topics could be:

• Quantitative analyses of affordable housing or housing affordability;
• Qualitative analyses of affordable housing or housing affordability;
• Affordable housing policy analyses;
• Housing affordability policy analyses;
• Third types of tenure (cooperative housing, community land trusts, shared equity homeownership, etc.); and
• International comparisons on affordable housing and housing affordability.

Word limit for paper titles: 22 words or 150 characters maximum.
Word limit for abstracts: 300 words or approximately 2,000 characters maximum.

Authors of papers that are (a) presented at the UAA 2016 conference, (b) submitted to IJHP by June 1, 2016 and that are (c) accepted by IJHP after the double blind review process will receive a modest honorarium. Please e-mail Katrin B. Anacker, North American Editor of IJHP if you have any questions (kanacker@gmu.edu).