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Public Housing, Redevelopment, and the Governance of Poverty

Lawrence J. Vale

in After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190624330
eISBN:
9780190624361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624330.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides a brief overview American public housing history, linked to the broader planning history of slum clearance and urban renewal. It steps back to consider the longer history of ... More


HOPE VI: calling for modesty in its claims

James Fraser, James Defilippis, and Joshua Bazuin

in Mixed Communities: Gentrification By Stealth?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847424938
eISBN:
9781447305538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424938.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

HOPE VI stands for Home ownership and Opportunity for People Everywhere, and this chapter looks at the HOPE VI mixed-income projects in US cities, especially Nashville, Tennessee. It calls for ... More


Mixed-Income Development in Context: Urban Poverty, Community Development, and the Transformation of Public Housing

Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph

in Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226164397
eISBN:
9780226303901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303901.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter places public housing reform policies like the Plan for Transformation in Chicago and HOPE VI (and its successor Choice Neighborhoods) at the national level in the broader historical ... More


Redeveloping Techwood and Clark Howell: the Purges of Progress

Lawrence J. Vale

in Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226012315
eISBN:
9780226012599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012599.003.0051
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the several factors that played a part in the transformation of Atlanta’s Techwood and Clark Howell developments from bold experiments at selective collectives for the upwardly ... More


Renewing North Beach Place

Lawrence J. Vale

in After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190624330
eISBN:
9780190624361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624330.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 11 charts North Beach Place’s decade-long struggle from initial HOPE VI proposal (1995) to completed development (2005). Unlike Tucson, where the public sector held sway, San Francisco had a ... More


Housing the Poorest: Hoping for More

Lawrence J. Vale

in After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190624330
eISBN:
9780190624361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624330.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 13 revisits the four constellations—Publica Major, the Big Developer, Nonprofitus, and Plebs—to compare the four places discussed in the book. These cities of stars reveal how HOPE VI affects ... More


After Urban Renewal: Building Governance Constellations

Lawrence J. Vale

in After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190624330
eISBN:
9780190624361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624330.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 2 traces the changing nature of urban governance and participation between the 1940s and the present. It argues that much of HOPE VI variation is rooted in a city’s experience with earlier ... More


The Tortuous Road from St. Thomas to River Garden

Lawrence J. Vale

in After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190624330
eISBN:
9780190624361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624330.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 4 follows the tortuous course that led St. Thomas to its redevelopment, revealing the machinations of a governance constellation centered on the prerogatives of the Big Developer. Starting in ... More


The Fall of Connie Chambers and the Rise of Posadas Sentinel

Lawrence J. Vale

in After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190624330
eISBN:
9780190624361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624330.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 9 chronicles the demise of Tucson’s Connie Chambers project during the 1980s and its replacement by Posadas Sentinel. The city’s Community Services Department (CSD) used HOPE VI to redevelop ... More


The Fall of Orchard Park, the Rise of Orchard Gardens

Lawrence J. Vale

in After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190624330
eISBN:
9780190624361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624330.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 7 describes the harrowing decline of Orchard Park during the late 1980s and early 1990s and then traces the resident-centered successful effort to transform Orchard Park into Orchard Gardens ... More


Bringing the Gold Coast to the Slum: Cabrini-Green’s Redevelopment and the Litigation of Inclusion

Lawrence J. Vale

in Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226012315
eISBN:
9780226012599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012599.003.0119
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the redevelopment efforts being made in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood. The birth of the HOPE VI program became a turning point in Cabrini-Green’s fate. It became a symbol ... More


Life at North Beach Place: A Model for Other Places?

Lawrence J. Vale

in After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190624330
eISBN:
9780190624361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624330.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 12 investigates the post–HOPE VI version of North Beach Place, while discussing how San Francisco’s leaders sought to make this a model for public housing transformation citywide. In addition ... More


Promoting Poverty Deconcentration and Racial Desegregation through Mixed-Income Development

Mark L. Joseph

in Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190862305
eISBN:
9780190862336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862305.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

This chapter examines the achievements and limitations of mixed-income development as a desegregation strategy. Mixed-income development has proven to be an effective way to harness private-sector ... More


Introduction: Context Matters

Von E. Nebbitt

in Adolescents in Public Housing: Addressing Psychological and Behavioral Health

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148580
eISBN:
9780231519960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148580.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter provides an overview of the main themes covered in the present volume. Public housing is a federal program started by the US Housing Act of 1937, which provided public financing for ... More


The Three Stations of Fair Housing Spatial Strategy

Edward G. Goetz

in The One-Way Street of Integration: Fair Housing and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in American Cities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707599
eISBN:
9781501716706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707599.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter contains the argument that fair housing advocates have adopted a spatial strategy of advocacy that has increasingly brought it into conflict with community development efforts. This ... More


After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans

Lawrence J. Vale

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190624330
eISBN:
9780190624361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624330.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

At a time when lower-income Americans face a desperate struggle to find affordable rental housing in many cities, After the Projects investigates the contested spatial politics of public housing ... More


Fixers for the 1970s? The Stella Wright Rent Strike and the Transformation of Public Housing

Julia Rabig

in The Fixers: Devolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388311
eISBN:
9780226388458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388458.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between 1970 and 1974, tenants in the massive Stella Wright Homes led the longest rent strike in the history of U.S. public housing. The quality of Newark’s public housing had eroded alarmingly since ... More


The Enduring Significance of Segregation

Jason Q. Purnell

in Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190862305
eISBN:
9780190862336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862305.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

Residential segregation remains a perennial problem in major metropolitan areas across the United States. Many researchers have focused on the effects of segregation on housing patterns, educational ... More


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