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Public housing magnets: public housing supply and immigrants’ location choices

Public housing magnets: public housing supply and immigrants’ location choices

These results notwithstanding, two caveats are in order. First, we do not investigate the factors underlying the negative correlation observed between employment outcomes and location in a city with a larger public housing supply. This negative correlation could reflect alternative mechanisms such as spatial mismatch, neighbourhood effects or the negative selection of individuals attracted by public housing. Further research is needed to disentangle the respective importance of each factor. Second, by focusing on the period just before and after a policy change, we mainly capture the direct effect of public housing on the location choice. However, as public housing increases the share of immigrants in some locations, it will also have an indirect effect through the creation of new ethnic networks. The direct effect of public housing that we estimate is thus a lower bound of its total impact on immigrant location.
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Beyond housing of last resort : adopting a private sector model and utilizing alternative sources of capital for the delivery of public housing

Beyond housing of last resort : adopting a private sector model and utilizing alternative sources of capital for the delivery of public housing

Congress's and HUD's vision of a private sector model for public housing presupposes three essential requirements: (1) that PHAs -have the statutory and regulatory spa[r]

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Transferring ownership of public housing to existing tenants: a mechanism design approach

Transferring ownership of public housing to existing tenants: a mechanism design approach

5 Concluding Remarks In the special case of the formal model where A consists of one agent, the situation in the U.K. Housing Act 1980 and its European equivalents are fully reflected in our framework. That is, the single tenant is given a take-it-or-leave-it offer either to buy the house at a fixed and discounted price, or to continue renting the house. If the agent would report his preferences to the local or central administration, the minimum equilibrium price mech- anism would recommend the real-world outcome. Hence, the model considered in this paper can be seen as a representation of the public housing market in United Kingdom today where each tenant is regarded as a “separate housing market”. This situation will most likely cause allocative inefficiencies as the houses are not necessarily allocated to the tenants who value them most. The compromise proposed in this paper is to merge some of these “separate housing markets” into a new and larger housing market (e.g., all houses in a specific neighborhood). In this way, houses can be more efficiently allocated among tenants but tenants are, at the same time, protected against “too high” living costs.
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Design visions and new missions : the origins of high-rise public housing in the United States

Design visions and new missions : the origins of high-rise public housing in the United States

Federal Title I relocation activity; public housing was used to relocate displacees of other local and federal public im- provement projects such as the Highway program. [r]

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Using neighborhood observation to support public housing tenants’ empowerment

Using neighborhood observation to support public housing tenants’ empowerment

Four students of a community psychology introductory class contributed to the development of the grid to obtain course credits. They worked under the close supervision of a community psychologist and a PhD candidate with extensive research experience on well-being and residential environment. Teamed in two sub-groups, the students examined each of the identified observation grids, highlighting the items that seemed relevant to the public housing context and classifying them in Horelli’s (2006) dimensions. Formally recognizing the expertise of peer-researchers, their insights collected during the Photovoice phase (Authors, Year) were integrated, making sure that the elements perceived as
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Using neighborhood observation to support public housing tenants’ empowerment

Using neighborhood observation to support public housing tenants’ empowerment

Four students of a community psychology introductory class contributed to the development of the grid to obtain course credits. They worked under the close supervision of a community psychologist and a PhD candidate with extensive research experience on well-being and residential environment. Teamed in two sub-groups, the students examined each of the identified observation grids, highlighting the items that seemed relevant to the public housing context and classifying them in Horelli’s (2006) dimensions. Formally recognizing the expertise of peer-researchers, their insights collected during the Photovoice phase (Authors, Year) were integrated, making sure that the elements perceived as
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Creating an asset management model for Massachusetts state-aided public housing : a study of policies and practices to inform the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

Creating an asset management model for Massachusetts state-aided public housing : a study of policies and practices to inform the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

In addition to a new operating fund formula, DHCD must lobby for increased funding levels from the state legislature to successfully implement an asset management model a[r]

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A cross-sectional multivariate analysis of the determinants of maintenance costs in Boston's public housing

A cross-sectional multivariate analysis of the determinants of maintenance costs in Boston's public housing

Across models, family size, minors, AFDC families, heads of households, employed, building age and development type consistently exhibited profound influence on maintenance cost[r]

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Deinstitutionalization of public housing : a proposal for New Towne Court/Washington Elms in Cambridge

Deinstitutionalization of public housing : a proposal for New Towne Court/Washington Elms in Cambridge

These include: tenants at both housing projects, representatives of low-income families on Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) waiting lists, neighbor- hood residents, priv[r]

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Conflict, continuity, and community interaction in a city public housing agency, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Conflict, continuity, and community interaction in a city public housing agency, Porto Alegre, Brazil

The object of study is the Municipal Department of Housing (DEMHAB) in Porto Alegre, Brazil, between 1965 and 1990. The analysis of the agency during this 25-year pe[r]

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The analysis and evaluation of local community security programs in Boston public housing projects.

The analysis and evaluation of local community security programs in Boston public housing projects.

Typical crime prevention activities have taken a wide variety of forms including citizen patrols, private guard services, property identification campaigns, programs to m[r]

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Communiites by design--controversy over an income-mixing proposal for Boston's public housing

Communiites by design--controversy over an income-mixing proposal for Boston's public housing

While the implementation of the broad range of incomes program is essential to the well-being of BHA's family developments, the shortage of rental housing for Boston[r]

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Alternative redevelopment options for the Orchard Park Public Housing Project

Alternative redevelopment options for the Orchard Park Public Housing Project

ones generated in other BHA family projects. The gross rents in the project tracts are a lower proportion of city rents than Orchard Park rents are compared to averag[r]

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Alternative design solution to public housing : Ciudad Losada, Venezuela.

Alternative design solution to public housing : Ciudad Losada, Venezuela.

ELEVATION STRUCTURAL PLAN APARTMENT UNITS SECTION COMPLETED INCOMPLETED LOWER LEVEL HOUSING PROPOSAL (75) KEY LR Living Room D Dining/Eating Area BR T L C S R 0 1 Bedroom Kitche[r]

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Community and change in Jakarta's public housing : the story of Klender

Community and change in Jakarta's public housing : the story of Klender

Along with the site and service core units, low cost housing, and open market plots for middle level income groups were to be provided.. This would establish a stronger t[r]

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Stockholding : Does housing wealth matter ?

Stockholding : Does housing wealth matter ?

5 Conclusion One of the main puzzle faced by the empirical literature on wealth portfolio deals with the so-call "equity premium puzzle". How to explain the low participation of households to the stockmarkets, and when they do participate, why do they under- invest compared to the main results of the theoretical models? Indeed, the standard portfolio theory predicts that households’ portfolio are fully diversi…ed and so in- vest in stocks. Various explanations of this puzzle are investigated in the literature: transactions costs, unavoidable risks on the job market, liquidity constraints, labour ‡exibility. In this paper, we focused on a more recent approach that links housing investment and stockmarkets participation. Housing represents the main assets in the households’wealth and is associated with various constraints and risks (housing price evolution, illiquidity, indebtedness over a long period). These characteristics may lead
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An approach to the modelling of urban housing markets : part 1, housing demand

An approach to the modelling of urban housing markets : part 1, housing demand

the components can be established and we can make use of the market equilibrium consensus or marginal tradeoffs to help construct an index of housing quality. Assume that all households,[r]

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Housing research summary for 2015

Housing research summary for 2015

After investigating the issue, a joint task group of the Standing Committees on Housing and Small Buildings, Environmental Separation, and Fire Protection, introduced a new exterior wall assembly, EW2, with construction speciications using glass ibre insulation to create an even playing ield for different products in the marketplace with acceptable performance. Based on the review of UL and ULC listings for assemblies using glass ibre insula- tion, and based on a selection of limiting construction speciications, the EW2 wall assemblies are deemed to obtain 45 min and 1 h ire resistance ratings. Additionally, the current exterior wall assembly EW1 in Table A-9.10.3.1.A. was revised to use terminology consis- tent with the remainder of Part 9, Appendix D and the proposed EW2. A new Table Note (11) was introduced clarifying which sheathing types are deemed acceptable for use in assemblies with combustible cladding. Two new construction options (EW1d, EW2d) were also added using masonry veneer cladding to address common exterior wall assembly construction. A new Table Note (12) clariies that this con- struction is permitted to have foam plastic sheathing behind the masonry when supported by structural sheathing towards its inside.
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An alternative to suburban housing,

An alternative to suburban housing,

For example, a doctors' wife found a large formal dining room a necessity, while a truck driver's wife wanted a smaller purely functional dining area, but wanted space for [r]

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The Co-movement of housing sales and housing prices : empirics and theory

The Co-movement of housing sales and housing prices : empirics and theory

Thus the flows in and out of homeownership in Figure 2 suggest that when prices are high sales likely decrease, lists increase and the inventory.. grows.[r]

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