Brief An Improved Living Environment? Housing Quality Outcomes for HOPE VI Relocatees
Jennifer Comey
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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.
Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Race and equity Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Housing vouchers and mobility Federal urban policies Transportation Racial segregation Public and assisted housing
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center