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
Susan J. Popkin
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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.
Research Areas Families Race and equity Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Economic well-being Housing vouchers and mobility Housing markets Homelessness Racial segregation Racial barriers to housing Public and assisted housing