Brief How Are HOPE VI Families Faring? Health
Laura E. Harris, Deborah R. Kaye
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One goal of the HOPE VI program is to address the social and economic needs of the original residents, and this brief urges serious consideration of their health problems. Original residents from public housing developments being revitalized as part of the HOPE VI program have high rates of many chronic health problems, such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and depression. Their rates are significantly higher than those among other poor and minority subgroups nationally. We discuss policy implications that relate to HOPE VI relocation and redevelopment, and suggest realistic expectations for economic improvement among these adults.
Research Areas Health and health care Social safety net Children and youth Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Housing vouchers and mobility Children's health and development Disabilities and employment Public and assisted housing
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center