The authors examine a Pacific Northwest Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE VI) site that, before redevelopment, was a vibrant, multiethnic community where neighbors united to address personal and community problems. We explore residentsâ€™ sense of community, trust, feelings toward neighbors, and views about diversity before and after redevelopment. Findings suggest that residents valued diversity before redevel - opment and experienced a diminished sense of community after redevelopment. Results are mixed regarding the re-emergence of community. Identifying and meeting the needs of diverse populations is important to mixed-income HOPE VI sites, particularly with the countryâ€™s increasing diversity. Challenges in building and maintaining community are discussed, with recommendations for meeting the needs of ethnically diverse residents.
Keller, JoDee; Laakso, Janice H.; Stevens, Christine; and Tashiro, Cathy, "Ethnically Diverse HOPE VI Redevelopments: A Community Case Study From the Pacific Northwest" (2013). Social Work & Criminal Justice Publications. 318.