Public Housing and the Legacy of Segregation

Public Housing and the Legacy of Segregation

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For the past two decades the United States has been transforming distressed public housing communities, with three ambitious goals: replace distressed developments with healthy mixed income communities; help residents relocate to affordable housing, often in the private market; and empower former public housing families toward economic self-sufficiency. The transformation has focused on deconcentrating poverty, but not on the underlying role of racial segregation in creating these distressed communities. In Public Housing and the Legacy of Segregation, scholars and public housing officials assess whether and how public housing policies can simultaneously address the problems of poverty and race.Under HMR, which covers both public- and private-sector housing, nine aquot; Pathfinderaquot; areas were selected and ... to enable them to address housing market problems.3 The programa#39;s objective is to create sustainable communities and the ... The term was coined following the riots in Burnley, Oldham, and Bradford in 2001.

Title:Public Housing and the Legacy of Segregation
Author: Margery Austin Turner, Susan J. Popkin, Lynette Rawlings
Publisher:The Urban Insitute - 2009

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