Decentralizing Urban Policy: Case Studies in Community Development

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Contents
1. Introduction1
Methodological Issues5
The Field Network Evaluation Study7
2. Legislating and Implementing a Block Grant13
The Coming of the New Federalism13
`Development of the Urban Block Grant17
Legislative Issues25
Targeting34
Implementation: A Hands-Off Policy43
Conclusion45
3. Phoenix, Arizona John Stuart Hall47
Patterns of Growth48
Forging a Municipal Government54
Poverty in the Midst of Sun Belt Affluence56
Slow Acceptance of Federal Aid59
The Decision Process: Year One62
Year Two71
Focusing on Objectives72
Accent on Housing74
Wider Distribution of Benefits77
Conclusion79
4. Houston, Texas Victor E. Bach84
The City's Profile84
The First Year of CDBG Planning91
The Second Year of the Block Grant104
Grant Allocations106
CDBG Program Shortcomings and Successes111
The Future115
5. Chicago, Illinois Leonard Rubinowitz120
The People and Their Prospects120
Applying for the Block Grant: The First Year129

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
  • Contents ix
  • Chapter One - Introduction 1
  • Chapter Two - Legislating and Implementing a Block Grant 13
  • Conclusion 45
  • Chapter Three - Phoenix, Arizona 47
  • Conclusion 79
  • Chapter Four - Houston, Texas 84
  • Chapter Five - Chicago, Illinois 120
  • Chapter Seven - Carbondale, Illinois 195
  • Conclusion 220
  • Chapter Eight the Process and Its Outcomes 223
  • Conclusion 240
  • Chapter Nine Decentralization: A Moving Target 243
  • Index 265
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