Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
HOPE VI, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, population projections, Public Housing, Socio-economic conditions
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.
Ingram, A. (2006). HOPE VI: A Case Study of Pittsburgh and New Orleans (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/680