Author

Amy Ingram

Defense Date

3-30-2006

Graduation Date

2006

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Michael Irwin

Committee Member

Evan Stoddard

Keywords

HOPE VI, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, population projections, Public Housing, Socio-economic conditions

Abstract

HOPE VI is a housing policy that attempts to revitalize distressed public housing communities to create mixed-income, mixed-use neighborhoods. This research examined the application of HOPE VI in two neighborhoods, one in Pittsburgh and one in New Orleans, to determine policy success or failure. The research hypothesis is that HOPE VI was successful in revitalizing these communities. The method of research utilizes population projections and descriptive social indicators from data collected by the US Census for 1990 and 2000. Evaluation of ten social indicators derived from HOPE VI goals generally indicates that HOPE VI failed to achieve its objectives in these two cities. This research concludes that HOPE VI failed because of major flaws in policy implementation. One critical flaw was its failure to engage the local population in the community. As a result, HOPE VI had little impact in creating livable and healthy communities for target populations.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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