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dc.contributor.authorKrueckeberg, Donald A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-20T15:54:32Z
dc.date.available2007-11-20T15:54:32Z
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/21951
dc.descriptioniv, 14 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe American bias that privileges owners over tenants has its roots in early US history, in the colonial practices of limiting suffrage to property owners, and in the formation of a Constitution that protected the propertied minority from the propertyless majority. While the property test for suffrage eventually disappeared, the property bias persists, just as other barriers of gender, national origin, poverty, religion and race remain pervasive in our society. The impacts of this bias are felt not only by tenants but also by their landlords and is exercised through community organizations dominated by owners as well as common practices of zoning and tax policy. Three recent property tax bills of the New Jersey legislature illuminate the tenuous status of renters in tax policy. Even the most cursory review of recent survey data reveals the degree to which the stigma of rentership is inappropriate. This paper argues that America's renters are its owners too, and planners should foster policies that enforce greater equity among renters and owners.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherLand Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madisonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper, no. 22. North America seriesen_US
dc.subjectRight of property Economic aspects United Statesen_US
dc.subjectLandlord and tenant United Statesen_US
dc.subjectReal property tax United Statesen_US
dc.subjectRental housing United Statesen_US
dc.titleWho rents America? : owners, tenants, and taxesen_US
dc.typeWorking paperen_US


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