longitudinal data

The Mixed-Income Neighborhoods Project

Chicago and Los Angeles are home to two of the largest social science initiatives in the last 20 years—the “Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods” (PHDCN) and the “Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Study” (LAFANS).   Funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the current project follows up these unique studies to provide a multilevel, dynamic look at the sources and consequences of contemporary mixed-income housing in these two cities.   Robert J. Sampson and Robert D.

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.