Research Tags: NIMBY

The Impact of Housing Vouchers on Crime in US Cities and Suburbs

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.

“You Don’t Have to Live Here”

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.

We Are Neighbours

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.

Connecticut Supportive Housing Demonstration Program

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.

Our Neighbors, Our Neighborhoods

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.

Permanent Supportive Housing Impact Analysis

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.