An Improved Living Environment? Housing Quality Outcomes for HOPE VI Relocatees

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An Improved Living Environment? Housing Quality Outcomes for HOPE VI Relocatees

September 17, 2004

Abstract

The HOPE VI program strives to improve the living environment for residents of the most severally distressed public housing. This brief examines whether residents in a five-site panel study experienced improvements in their physical housing quality two years after the relocation process began. We find that housing quality improved greatly for those who moved from the original developments, particularly for those using housing choice vouchers. However, the improvements in housing quality still lag behind poor renters nationwide.

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