publication . Article . 2011

housing vouchers benefits and allowances vbas comparing rental tools in the us england and the netherlands

Abiy Agiro; Jonathan Matusitz;
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  • Published: 14 Mar 2011 Journal: International Journal of Housing Policy, volume 11, pages 71-88 (issn: 1949-1247, eissn: 1949-1255, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
This paper compares rental housing tools in the US, Britain and the Netherlands in order to determine the best strategy for enhancing rental housing accessibility. In doing so, the authors employ a 'tools approach' of governance paradigm, based on the work of Salamon's The Tools of Governance (2002). Rental housing tools are called housing vouchers in the US, housing benefits in Britain and housing allowances in the Netherlands. Overall, it was found that Britain and the Netherlands can learn from the US on means and ways of designing more efficient and fiscally responsible housing vouchers, benefits, and allowances (VBAs). The US, in turn, can learn from Britai...
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free text keywords: Public management, Public economics, Economics, Renting, business.industry, business, Corporate governance, Rental housing, Voucher, Policy analysis, Equity (finance)
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