Proposed HOPE VI Improvement and Reauthorization Act

Testimony

Proposed HOPE VI Improvement and Reauthorization Act

Testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, and the U.S. House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity
June 22, 2007

Abstract

The HOPE VI program targets dilapidated public housing developments that have failed to deliver on the promise of decent housing for the poor. The program goal is to improve the living environment for residents of severely distressed public housing and provide housing that will avoid or decrease the concentration of very poor families. The HOPE VI Panel Study is the only national study of outcomes for HOPE VI families and addresses basic questions about where residents move and how HOPE VI affects their overall well-being. After tracking residents through the relocation process, the Panel Study is able to effectively address the question of whether HOPE VI has succeeded in improving residents' life circumstances.

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