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Articles from Vol. 14, No. 3, 2012

Addressing Residential Instability: Options for Cities and Community Initiatives
AbstractRecent research based on surveys of low-income neighborhoods in 10 cities, part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Making Connections initiative, confirms that overall rates of residential mobility in such neighborhoods are high but also shows...
Comparative Analysis of Best Practices of Sustainable Communities: Adelaide, Australia Case Study
AbstractAsia Pacific Economic Cooperation member economies produce 55 percent of the world's gross domestic product and 64 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Many cities in this region are implementing sustainable development policies and practices...
Concentrated Out-Migration
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent the official positions or policies of the Office of Policy Development and Research or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.A primary question about the...
Guest Editor's Introduction
Residential mobility - residents' movement from one housing unit to another - could be either a positive or a negative phenomenon for families and neighborhoods. At the family level, residential mobility can reflect positive changes in individual or...
Mobility, Mixing, and Neighborhood Change: A British Perspective
The articles in this symposium highlight three important areas of inquiry related to residential mobility - what constitutes mobility, the processes of mobility, and the effects of mobility on different groups and locations. In each of these areas, the...
Moving and Staying in Los Angeles Neighborhoods: Money Matters, but So Does Family Composition
AbstractIn this article, I use data from the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Study to examine the residential selections that households and individuals make when they change residences and, in particular, the relationship between their choices and...
Pathways to Integration: Examining Changes in the Prevalence of Racially Integrated Neighborhoods
AbstractFew researchers have studied integrated neighborhoods, yet these neighborhoods offer an important window into broader patterns of segregation. In this article, we explore changes in racial integration in recent decades using decennial census...
Public Housing Transformation and Crime: Making the Case for Responsible Relocation
AbstractThe research in this article examines the effect on crime rates of public housing transformation in Atlanta and Chicago, focusing on the neighborhoods receiving households relocated with housing vouchers. Modeling the complex relationship between...
Reducing Worst Case Housing Needs with Assisted Housing
AbstractThis research note seeks to answer this question: When units of assisted housing are added to a metropolitan market, is there a commensurate reduction in the number of households with worst case housing needs (WCN)? WCN are defined as unassisted...
Residential Mobility and Neighborhood Change: Real Neighborhoods under the Microscope
AbstractResidential mobility is a process that changes lives and neighborhoods. Efforts to build strong communities are unavoidably caught up with this dynamic but have insufficient understanding of its complexities. To shed light on the underlying forces...
Residential Mobility and the Reproduction of Unequal Neighborhoods
AbstractHousing assistance policy has shifted away from project-based assistance toward tenant-based assistance. This shift in approach reflects a common assumption that, if families have the option to find homes on their own in the private market, they...
The Impact of Limiting Sellers Concessions to Closing Costs
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent the official positions or policies of the Office of Policy Development and Research of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.Summary of Impact AnalysisThe...
Tracking Mobility at the Household Level
AbstractConsiderable literature supports the desirability of studying individuals in the context of their immediate social unit, the household. Focused studies of household composition reveal that households in economically disadvantaged populations...
Using Administrative Data for Spatial and Longitudinal Analysis of the Housing Choice Voucher Program
AbstractPlace and time are important dimensions of the administration of and policy behind the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP). Spatial and longitudinal analyses of the HCVP are rare, however. In part, this scarcity is because of the lack of widely...
Using Dual Kernel Density Estimation to Examine Changes in Voucher Density over Time
AbstractThe measurement of participants in the Housing Choice Voucher Program across time is an important analytical step toward understanding their settlement patterns, particularly whether they concentrate or deconcentrate. Many analyses of voucher-holder...
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