Public Housing That Worked--A New History of the NYCHA

Public Housing That Worked--A New History of the NYCHA

University of Pennsyvlania Press

/Public Housing That Worked: New York in the Twentieth Century/ offers a comprehensive history of America's largest and most successful housing authority. The New York City Housing Authority pioneered, and still maintains, rigorous systems of public housing management that allowed it to avoid the downward spiral experienced by most American public housing authorities.

"Nicholas Dagen Bloom's bold thesis about why the experiment with public housing in New York City has proved to be so different from that of other American cities is powerfully argued and effectively overturns much received wisdom about the history of public housing in the United States. This well researched and clearly written book will undoubtedly trigger a fierce debate both among historians and those interested in current housing policy."--Robert Bruegmann, author of /Sprawl: A Compact History/

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For more information contact:

Stephanie Brown
University of Pennsyvlania Press
3905 Spruce Street
PA 19104

Phone: 215-898-8678
Email: [email protected]

Posted May 27, 2008

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