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Economic Analysis of Residential Abandonment and Rehabilitation.


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Colwell, P. F.

NBSIR 76-1043; 102 p. May 1976.

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Keywords:

housing; economics; rehabilitation; abandonment; market adjustments; conservation

Abstract:

This paper is an analysis of market and governmental factors shich lead to socially inefficient rehabilitation and abandonment decisions. Its purpose is to abstract from complex problems related to the rehabilitation and abandonment of residential buildings by identifying the essential characteristics of the problems and the role some past and existing social programs have had on aggrevating or mitigating these problems. Alternative programs are analyzed for their potential effects on these problems, however policy recommendations are not made.