Title

Flawed Policy Assumptions and HOPE VI

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The policy assumption that it is necessary to place middle-income families into lower-income neighborhoods to disrupt a culture of poverty is deeply flawed. To demonstrate this flaw, a HOPE VI redevelopment project located in the Northwest is profiled. Collective efficacy, which includes social capital, social networks and social control, and self-sufficiency, existed in this multiethnic public housing before HOPE VI. The findings demonstrate that these families experienced a sense of place and a strong work ethic with similar societal values as other income groups in this society.

Publication Title

Journal of Poverty

Volume

17

Issue

1

First Page

29

Last Page

46

DOI

10.1080/10875549.2012.748000

Version

pre-print, post-print

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