Drawing on surveys of California and of the 20 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, Stanford University shows that opposition to new affordable housing is likely due to voters’ adopting independent attitudes on two dimensions of housing policy: redistribution (aid for housing) and development (construction of needed housing stock in an area).
This paper tests the common belief that subsidized housing contributes to higher crime rates. To do this, panel data on over 200 US cities are used and fixed effects models are estimated to control for unobserved differences between cities that may affect both voucher use and crime.
Why Housing Messages Are Backfiring and 10 Things We Can Do About It. In this paper, Enterprise lays out the challenges that advocates face and use new research conducted by the FrameWorks Institute to put forward evidence-based messaging recommendations that can be used to advance a strong affordable housing and community development agenda.
This study looks at the effects of supportive housing on neighborhoods in Toronto. Researchers conduct interviews and collect real estate records, crime reports and other documents to quantify the pros and cons of having a supportive housing residence as a neighbor.
This study offers an evaluation of the Connecticut Supportive Housing Demonstration Program. The report tracks a number of outcomes associated with supportive housing, including tenant Medicaid use and the impacts on neighboring property values.
This study quantifies supportive housing’s impacts on neighborhood property values in Philadelphia. In particular, the report looks at 15 residences opened by Project H.O.M.E. between 1990 and 2004.
This report quantifies the impacts of supportive housing on neighborhood property values in Tarrant County, Texas. The report was produced by Directions Home, a ten-year homelessness initiative enacted by the City Council of Fort Worth.
This landmark study examines the impacts of supportive housing on neighborhood property values. The report focuses on 123 residences opened between 1985 and 2003 in New York City.
This 2013 report explores the neighborhood impact of five supportive housing residences in Columbus, Ohio. In doing so, it offers a compelling argument to counter the frequent not-in-my-back-yard (NIMBY) fears sometimes associated with supportive housing.
This article explores the potential correlation between Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and neighborhood crime.