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Ill Literacy, Episode 43: The Poor Side of Town (Guest: Howard Husock)

September 23, 2021

In Episode 43 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Howard Husock, author of “The Poor Side of Town: And Why We Need It.”

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by the American Enterprise Institute’s Howard Husock to discuss his new book, The Poor Side of Town: And Why We Need It. They discuss over a century of housing policy and how well-intentioned progressives have destroyed poor, yet vibrant, self-sufficient neighborhoods. They also talk about a way forward and what “unreformers” can do to strengthen poor neighborhoods and help residents there build the financial assets necessary to move on.

Get the book here: https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/poor-side-town/

Show Notes:

10 Blocks: The Case for the “Poor Side of Town” (PODCAST)

https://www.city-journal.org/the-case-for-the-poor-side-of-town

Bridge Detroit: Howard Husock – “Public policy protected white ownership, gutted Black wealth”

https://www.bridgedetroit.com/opinion-public-policy-protected-white-ownership-gutted-black-wealth/

National Affairs: Howard Husock – “Bringing Back Housing Diversity”

https://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/bringing-back-housing-diversity

New York Daily News: Howard Husock – “Don’t ban basement apartments; legalize them”

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-dont-ban-basement-apartments-20210915-6vkcj6vppbdv3bytk6xtcesi7e-story.html

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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
TBenson@heartland.org @HeartlandGR