Research Tags: Case Study

Preserving Affordability and Access in Livable Communities: Subsidized Housing Opportunities near Transit and the 50+ Population

This study analyzes the location of affordable housing in 20 metropolitan areas by mapping federally subsidized rental apartments in each area and measuring the amount of affordable housing within certain distances of transit. The study uses five areas as case studies—including site visits and interviews with residents 50 and older—to provide more information on the challenges and benefits of different locations of affordable housing.

New Jersey Future Assessment of the NJ LIHTC Program

To evaluate whether those changes had their intended effect, New Jersey Future compared affordable housing projects that received federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) between 2005 and 2012 with projects that received credits between 2013 and 2015, after the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA), which administers the tax credits, made significant changes to the criteria it uses to award them.

Boston Residential Investigation on Green and Healthy Transitions (BRIGHT) Study

For more than 15 years, Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has executed efforts to improve residents’ health through changes in environment and behavior. One of these initiatives was the Boston Residential Investigation on Green and Healthy Transitions (BRIGHT) study, a collaborative effort with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Committee for Boston Public Housing to measure the impact of healthy housing features and practices on resident health, satisfaction, and comfort. The study compared the health of residents living in the old housing with residents’ health in new units with healthy housing features and practices. The redeveloped housing included smoke-free housing policies, improved ventilation, and tight building envelopes.

Mapping a Segregated City: A Lexington Fair Housing Council Report

The Lexington Fair Housing Council's report, Mapping a Segregated City: The Growth of Racially/Ethnically Concentrated Poverty & Affluence in Lexington, 1970-2014, identifies several long-term trends in the city of Lexington, KY regarding not only where affluence and poverty has become concentrated, but how those trends intersect with populations based on race and ethnicity.

Investing in Affordable Housing to Promote Community Health

This NHC profile assesses a Medicaid managed care organization’s $20 million investment in an affordable housing development in Phoenix, Arizona to tackle the severe affordable housing needs of their low-income members and the community.