Fact Sheet The Future of Public Housing: Public Housing Redevelopment
Mica O'Brien, Susan J. Popkin
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Over the past three decades, policymakers have implemented two major redevelopment initiatives—HOPE VI and Choice Neighborhoods—to address poor conditions in the aging public housing stock. Despite largely improving the quality of public housing units, HOPE VI has a mixed track record: research shows that few original residents returned to new and refurbished developments and that thousands of deeply subsidized units were lost. We do not yet know the effectiveness of Choice Neighborhoods. This fact sheet summarizes what we have learned from both initiatives and considerations for future public housing redevelopment and preservation efforts.  

Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Children and youth Families Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Economic well-being Housing vouchers and mobility Housing markets Families with low incomes Neighborhoods and youth development Public and assisted housing
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center