Graduation Year

2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

M.A.

Degree Granting Department

Geography

Major Professor

Elizabeth Strom, Ph.D.

Keywords

Deconcentration, Poverty, HOPE VI, GIS, Neighborhood effects

Abstract

This paper will explore the social and economic impacts of public housing revitalization on households with minor children. The research traces the relocations of families from two public housing complexes to other public housing complexes or market housing, using Housing Choice formerly Section 8 vouchers. We contrast and compare the socioeconomic characteristics of the original neighborhoods to the relocation sites from the census tract level, exploring changes in resources available to families.

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