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Publication Date: February 2005

Publisher(s): Furman Center for Real Estate

Author(s): Amy Ellen Schwartz; Ingrid Gould Ellen; Michael H. Schill; Ioan Voicu

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Housing)

Keywords: neighborhoods; property values; subsidized housing; Affordable housing

Type: Working Paper


Prior research has provided little evidence that subsidized housing investments generate significant external benefits to their neighborhoods.This paper revisits the external effects of subsidized housing, exploring the case of New York City. Relying on geocoded administrative data, we estimate a difference-in-difference specification of a hedonic regression model.