'œHousing affects every person in one way or another, and the interdisciplinary nature of housing research is emphasized throughout this compilation of work by many authors. The first section of the book deals with general societal housing issues including neighborhood quality and residential crowding. Housing affordability is the focus of the second part of the book, with discussions of home financing and rental housing. Public housing, rent control, and tax subsidies are some of the subjects covered in the section on housing subsidy programs, leading into several chapters on housing needs of special populations. This book concludes with a discussion of issues such as gentrification and urban renewal.'' Journal of Planning LiteratureHuttman, Elizabeth is the author of 'Handbook of Housing and the Built Environment in the U S' with ISBN 9780313248740 and ISBN 0313248745.