Are HOPE VI Families at Greater Risk for Homelessness?

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Are HOPE VI Families at Greater Risk for Homelessness?

Abstract

A main criticism of the HOPE VI program is that intentionally relocating residentseven temporarilyincreases the likelihood that some residents will end up homeless. Housing authorities have been accused of "losing" residents and not providing them with the relocation assistance to which they were entitled; critics in some cities have claimed increases in shelter populations. However, most of the evidence has been anecdotal, and while there has been much rhetoric on both sides, there has been no hard evidence to support or disprove critics' claims that HOPE VI increases homelessness.

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