Moving Communities to Opportunity: Exploring Public Housing Redevelopment as a Strategy for Addressing Structural Barriers to Economic Mobility

Awarded Scholars:
Samantha Teixeira, Boston College
Rebekah Coley, Boston College
Project Date:
Mar 2020
Award Amount:

Teixeira and Coley will examine how redevelopment of public housing into mixed-income housing affects community disadvantage, availability of resources, and intensity of stressors. They will investigate how the effects of such changes may vary due to neighborhood racial make-up and local economic conditions. They will assess whether public housing redevelopment fosters economic mobility, and use their findings to help inform policies to combat poverty by creating economically integrated, resource-rich communities.


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