Generation Priced Out (Hardcover)

Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America

By Randy Shaw

University of California Press, 9780520299122, 304pp.

Publication Date: November 6, 2018

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Description

Generation Priced Out is a call to action on one of the most talked-about issues of our time: how skyrocketing rents and home values are pricing the working and middle classes out of urban America. Randy Shaw tells the powerful stories of tenants, politicians, homeowner groups, developers, and activists in over a dozen cities impacted by the national housing crisis. From San Francisco to New York, Seattle to Denver, and Los Angeles to Austin, Generation Priced Out challenges progressive cities to reverse rising economic and racial inequality.
 
Shaw exposes how boomer homeowners restrict millennials’ access to housing in big cities, a generational divide that increasingly dominates city politics.  Shaw also demonstrates that neighborhood gentrification is not inevitable and presents proven measures for cities to preserve and expand their working- and middle-class populations and achieve more equitable and inclusive outcomes. Generation Priced Out is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of urban America.

 


About the Author

Randy Shaw is Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, San Francisco’s leading provider of housing for homeless single adults. His previous books include The Activist’s Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century; Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century; and The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime, and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco.

 


Praise For Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America

“What I liked most about this breezy, easy-to-read book is that it rebuts a wide variety of anti-housing arguments.”


“‘Generation Priced Out’ boldly challenges the progressive community to rethink how to achieve greater economic and racial diversity by providing more affordable housing. . . . Shaw’s book adds a thoughtful voice to the national discussion in addressing such questions.”


“In Generation Priced Out, San Francisco tenant activist Randy Shaw paints a picture of a nation beginning to wake up to its housing crisis, but unsure of what to do about it.”