Segregation in Federally Subsidized Low-Income Housing in the United States

By Modibo Coulibaly; Rodney D. Green et al. | Go to book overview

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In Chapter 4 we derived two measures of the index of racial segregation in subsidized low-income housing, Ixpha(assign) and Ixpha(admit), and argued that the two estimates jointly capture the racial composition of individual housing projects and the allocation of units among racial groups. The first index, Ixpha(assign), measures the assignment by racial group of households on the waiting list to available units. The second index, Ixpha(admit), measures the access by racial group of households in need of housing assistance to the PHA's facilities. The first index was calculated by averaging the deviation (DIFFxj(assign)) of the observed proportion of tenants from racial group X in individual projects from the expected proportion derived from the PHA's waiting list. The second index was calculated by averaging the difference (DIFFxj(admit)) between the observed share of racial group X among all tenant households and the expected share derived from the underlying demand for housing assistance (see Chapter 4 and the discussion there).

In estimating Ixpha(assign) and Ixpha(admit) simplifying assumptions were made which could result in lower or higher calculated values of segregation. Indeed, the estimate I'xpha(admit), for example, assumes that the need for low-income housing in a PHA is proportional to the racial composition of the general population. However, as other studies have shown, the racial composition of the PHA's population is not always the best predictor of the racial composi

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Tables vii
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Notes 3
  • 2 - Housing, History, and Schools of Thought 5
  • Summary of the Post-Civil Rights Literature 17
  • Notes 18
  • 3 - Development of Low-Income Housing in the United States 23
  • Summary 35
  • Notes 36
  • 4 - Research Procedure 43
  • Summary 58
  • Notes 59
  • 5 - Patterns of Segregation in Low-Income Housing, 1932-1963 63
  • Conclusion About the PWA 69
  • Conclusions About the USHA 80
  • Conclusions About War Housing 86
  • Summary: Patterns of Segregation in the Early Period 92
  • Notes 94
  • 6 - Patterns of Racial Segregation and Economic Isolation, 1964-1992 101
  • Summary 117
  • Notes 119
  • 7 - Trends in Subsidized Housing Segregation 123
  • Summary 129
  • Notes 130
  • 8 - Summary and Conclusion 131
  • Appendix 135
  • Note 137
  • Selected Bibliography 139
  • Index 151
  • ABOUT THE AUTHORS 155
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