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Effects From Living in Mixed-Income Communities for Low-Income Families: A Review of the Literature

November 20, 2010

Reviews the literature on the definitions of mixed-income communities; hypothesized and documented benefits, including poverty alleviation, desegregation and urban revitalization; and prevalence of such communities. Points to areas for future research.

The Limits of Relocation: Employment and Family Well-Being Among Former Madden/Wells Residents

August 10, 2010

Explores the effects of moving from distressed public housing to safer, mixed-income developments and new work requirements on residents' employment, income, and self-sufficiency. Examines barriers to working, including poor health and lack of education.

Atlantic Exchange: Case Studies of Housing and Community Redevelopment in the United States and the United Kingdom

February 5, 2010

Examines lessons learned from community redevelopment initiatives in Birmingham, England, and Chicago. Explores physical, managerial, and demographic changes and issues of place identity, community cohesion, and the communities' place in city initiatives.

Relocation Is Not Enough: Employment Barriers Among HOPE VI Families

June 1, 2007

Examines whether the federal HOPE VI housing program has affected employment rates among residents, and identifies barriers to workforce participation. Based on surveys of residents at five Hope VI public housing sites.