mixed-income housing

The Mixed-Income Neighborhoods Project: An Integrated Longitudinal Study of Chicago and Los Angeles

In the past 15 years, the federal HOPE VI program has sought to invest in some of the country’s most economically distressed urban neighborhoods.  Policymakers have viewed HOPE VI and the more general idea of mixed-income housing as a way to offer families in public housing a chance to escape concentrated poverty and improve housing quality, and also to reduce crime and spur private investment in neighborhoods that have been neglected for decades.  Mixed-income housing and mixed income neighborhoods have quickly formed a new policy paradigm.