Housing is many things: a basic survival need; an expression of how we see ourselves and our status in society; and a place of security, domesticity and privacy. Each of these meanings of housing implicates an individual or social need that is a proper concern for federal policy. Indeed, the central goal of our nation's housing policy has long been to provide "a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family."'
Simons, Lawrence B.
"Toward a New National Housing Policy,"
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