housing crises

1100 WORDS

For the housing crises, rental housing affordability, foreclosures, and  sprawl, you will write a short position paper that 1) addresses the  context for the crisis, specifically by highlighting the planning  decisions as well as social trends that got us to this point, 2)  proposes one strategy to help ameliorate the crisis, 3) identifies one  possible barrier to implementing this strategy and 4) suggests one way  that this barrier could be overcome. Evidence (facts, examples, personal  experiences, or expert opinions) should be provided to support claims  made. References to at least three different required class readings and  three different resources from outside the class must be made.  Resources from outside the class can include non-required chapters in  The Affordable Housing Reader, Housing Policy in the United States, and  Urban Sprawl. All ideas and facts drawn from outside sources must be  fully cited. The paper should be written in a publicly accessible style,  such as a guest article in a newspaper or online magazine, and have a  catchy, informative title. Aim to write between four and six  double-spaced pages in Times New Roman 12 point font, Microsoft Word  format. Position papers will be due on 2/23, 3/29, and 4/19.  Undergraduate students will submit all position papers. Points for these  assignments are given as follows: Paper
• Includes at least six citations: 10 points
• Addresses the context for the crisis: 20 points 3
• Proposes one remedial strategy: 20 points
• Identifies one barrier to implementation: 20 points
• Suggests how to overcome the barrier: 20 points
• Grammatical correctness and clarity: 10 points
Total 100 points


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