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Exploring the Culture of Mixed-Income Housing
August 13, 2012
Housing, Housing Policy Research
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New research from the
Mixed-Income Development Study
explores community life in three mixed-income communities built on the footprint of former Chicago public housing projects.
Participation, Deliberation, and Decision Making
examines decision-making processes that affect public housing residents and their power to influence urban redevelopment projects. Researchers argue that there is a growing need for dedicated public housing groups to maximize the voice, representation, and power of public housing residents.
examines the social effects of neighborhood revitalization efforts that integrate low-income people into well-functioning communities. Researchers find that behavioral norms, such as loitering statutes and quiet hours, tend to be established by higher-income residents interested in maintaining property values, which can lead to anxiety and subsequent social withdrawal among lower-income residents.
University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
Evaluation of Investments in Energy Efficiency Through the Window of Opportunity Initiative
Tackling Foreclosure In Chicago
Preserving Affordable Rental Housing
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