Spillovers and Subsidized Housing: The Impact of Subsidized Rental Housing on Neighborhoods
Publication Date: December 2008
Publisher(s): Furman Center for Real Estate
Author(s): Ingrid Gould Ellen
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: affordable housing; neighborhoods; renters; subsidized housing
Rental housing is increasingly recognized as a vital housing option in the United States. Yet government policies and programs continue to grapple with widespread problems, including affordability, distressed urban neighborhoods, poor-quality housing stock, concentrated poverty, and exposure to health hazards in the home. These challenges can be costly and difficult to address. The time is ripe for fresh, authoritative analysis of this important yet often overlooked sector.