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).
The stories Americans hear about affordable housing can create opportunities for change or impede progress in the policy arena. FrameWorks researchers conducted a systematic analysis of the frames used by the media and by influential housing reform organizations. The result is a carefully drawn map of the narratives in play—with directions for navigating it strategically.
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.
In this paper, Enterprise lays out the challenges that advocates face and uses 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 report examines strategies used by local governments to address rising housing costs and displacement of low-income households in gentrifying neighborhoods. To assist tenants at risk of displacement, the report details strategies to regulate the landlord/tenant relationship well as strategies to provide assistance for households that move.
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.
A study by Cheryl Young of Trulia found that low income housing funded by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) did not impact the value of nearby homes. Her analysis included 3,083 LIHTC developments in 20 of the least affordable housing markets.
A white paper outlining two San Francisco case studies of successful multiyear regional projects that overcome local opposition.
In the Wake of Desegregation: Early Impacts of Scattered-Site Public Housing on Neighborhoods in Yonkers, New York
This 1999 study examines the early effects of seven scattered-site public housing developments on the receiving neighborhoods in Yonkers, New York, where opposition to court-ordered desegregation was particularly hostile over the last decade.
A collection of case studies from the Campaign for Affordable Housing outlining successful efforts at developing affordable housing projects in 9 US cities.