Ideas for Fixing the Housing Market

In the "Room for Debate" section of its Opinion Pages, The New York Times has gathered a series of ideas for fixing the struggling housing market from experts across the ideological spectrum.

Responding to programs President Obama mentioned in his State of the Union address, the Times has published a series of opinion pieces, 6 in total, from authors, economists, and homeowners proposing solutions to fix the country's housing and foreclosure crisis.

Ideas range from letting the market hit bottom, to investigating the banks, to asking banks to rent out houses that remain vacant for more three months.

Full Story: A Better Way to Fix the Housing Market?

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.
$19.00
Book cover of Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Featuring thought-provoking commentary and insights from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field.
$18.95