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Tierra Y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing

Steven W. Bender


Tierra y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing surveys the terrain, culture, and history of Latino/as and housing. Employing a vital historical perspective, it traces its core theme of how Latino/as once held expansive ranchland in the Southwest but are now primarily a landless population spread throughout the U.S. that clings to marginal property rights and precarious ownership through overcrowded urban rental units, transitory rural living arrangements, and, at best, home acquisitions financed by high-risk subprime mortgages. Land ownership and homeownership enable assimilation into th ... More

Keywords: Latino/as, housing, affordable housing, homeownership, subprime mortgages, zoning, land use, discrimination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814791257
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814791257.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven W. Bender, author
Seattle University School of Law