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Housing the poor the case for heroism by Alexander Polikoff

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Published by Ballinger Pub. Co. in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Housing policy -- United States.,
  • Discrimination in housing -- United States.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Alexander Polikoff.
LC ClassificationsHD7293 .P55
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 216 p. ;
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4544360M
ISBN 100884106659
LC Control Number77011869

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