Residents' housing satisfaction in a community development block grant neighborhood

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Katrina Rivers Shaner (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David Mitchell

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to assess the relationships of housing satisfaction, the six identified determinants of housing satisfaction (Demographic Characteristics, Social Networks, Participation and Control, Housing Quality, Neighborhood Identity and Cohesion, and Public Services), and participation in a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) neighborhood housing rehabilitation project to one another. The specific objectives were (a) to determine the attitudes and perceptions of residents toward their housing through self-report and (b) to assess the impact of changes in housing quality on resident satisfaction. The sample consisted of 70 heads of household within the CDBG neighborhood, of which 25 had participated in the project and 45 had not. Crosstabulation of responses to the Neighborhood Resident Questionnaire (NRQ) revealed that general housing satisfaction is related to the six determinants of housing satisfaction, that participation in the CDBG had little effect on housing satisfaction, and that participation in the CDBG is related to the six determinants of housing satisfaction but not in a clear causal sequence. Because participation in the CDBG meant that houses generally were brought "up to code", it was not expected that participation in the CDBG would be significantly related to housing satisfaction.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Public housing $x Resident satisfaction
Housing $x Resident satisfaction
Community development

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