Making the Case for Affordable Housing: Connecting Housing with Health and Education Outcomes

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J. Rosie Tighe Ph.D., Lecturer (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: As advocates push for inclusion of affordable housing beyond the central city, siting battles have become increasingly common. Opponents often claim that affordable housing brings no net benefits to the community, and that it threatens neighborhood property values. This review considers existing evidence regarding the relationship between provision of quality affordable housing and benefits to the larger community. Evidence is considered in the areas of health and education. Given the high level of public concern with these two issues, evidence of benefits could be especially potent in public discussions of affordable housing. Future research is proposed in each area.

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Mueller, Elizabeth J. and J. Rosie Tighe, (2007) “Making the case for Affordable Housing: Connecting Housing with Health and Education Outcomes.” Journal of Planning Literature, vol 21, no.4: pp. 371-385. May 2007 (ISSN: 1552-6593)Published by SAGE DOI: 10.1177/0885412207299653 The official version of this article can be found at:
Language: English
Date: 2007
affordable housing

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