Brief After Wells: Where Are the Residents Now?
CHA Families and the Plan for Transformation Series
Larry Buron, Susan J. Popkin
Display Date
Download Report
(1.26 MB)

Eight years after the Madden/Wells redevelopment started, this brief presents what has happened to the original residents, including the type of housing assistance they received and where they lived in 2009. Despite a number of challenges, we found that by 2009, all of the residents had relocated and nearly one in five former Madden/Wells residents was living in a new mixed-income housing development. Most of the former Madden/Wells residents reported that their current housing and neighborhood was better than Madden/Wells. However, only a minority lived in economically or racially diverse neighborhoods that offer real opportunities for themselves and their children.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Wealth and financial well-being Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Children and youth Families
Tags Victims of crime Economic well-being Employment and income data Neighborhoods and youth development
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center