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Holding on to HOPE: Assessing Redevelopment of Boston’s Orchard Park Public Housing Project

Social Housing and Urban Renewal

ISBN: 978-1-78714-125-4, eISBN: 978-1-78714-124-7

Publication date: 7 August 2017

Abstract

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This chapter contributes to the literature by showing how some low-income families may benefit from housing displacement induced by the redevelopment process. We analyze an overlooked but frequently implemented approach to housing redevelopment under the HOPE VI program to keep the majority of redeveloped units for low-income residents. It is the only study of which we are aware that has collected public housing resident opinions both before and after HOPE VI redevelopment occurred.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to acknowledge the assistance of Carla Morelli Francazio and Kim Alleyne who facilitated interviews with residents of Orchard Park/Orchard Gardens.

Citation

Shamsuddin, S. and Vale, L.J. (2017), "Holding on to HOPE: Assessing Redevelopment of Boston’s Orchard Park Public Housing Project", Watt, P. and Smets, P. (Ed.) Social Housing and Urban Renewal, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 37-68. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78714-124-720171001

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