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The Resource The voucher promise : "Section 8" and the fate of an American neighborhood, Eva Rosen

The voucher promise : "Section 8" and the fate of an American neighborhood, Eva Rosen

Label
The voucher promise : "Section 8" and the fate of an American neighborhood
Title
The voucher promise
Title remainder
"Section 8" and the fate of an American neighborhood
Statement of responsibility
Eva Rosen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the Housing Voucher Choice Program, colloquially known as "Section 8," and the effect of the program on low-income families living in Park Heights in Baltimore. In a new era of housing policy that hopes to solve poverty with opportunity in the form of jobs, social networks, education, and safety, the program offers the poor access to a new world: safe streets, good schools, and well-paying jobs through housing vouchers. The system should, in theory, give recipients access to housing in a wide range of neighborhoods, but in The Voucher Promise, Rosen examines how the housing policy, while showing great promise, faces critical limitations. Rosen spent over a year living in a Park Heights neighborhood, getting to know families, accompanying them on housing searches, spending time on front stoops, and learning about the history of the neighborhood and the homeowners who had settled there decades ago. She examines why, when low-income renters are given the opportunity to afford a home in a more resource-rich neighborhood, they do not relocate to one, observing where they instead end up and other opportunities housing vouchers may offer them"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosen, Eva
Dewey number
363.5/82097526
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7288.83
LC item number
.R68 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rent subsidies
  • Housing subsidies
  • Housing policy
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Park Heights (Baltimore, Md.)
  • Baltimore (Md.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The voucher promise : "Section 8" and the fate of an American neighborhood, Eva Rosen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Park Heights : "a ghost town" -- Housing insecurity and survival strategies -- "A place to call home" : the promise of housing vouchers -- "No vouchers here" : the challenges of using the voucher -- "A tenant for every house" : the role of landlords -- The receiving neighborhood : "not in my front yard" -- Moving on
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780691172569
Lccn
2020000351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1135932028
  • (OCoLC)1135932028
Label
The voucher promise : "Section 8" and the fate of an American neighborhood, Eva Rosen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Park Heights : "a ghost town" -- Housing insecurity and survival strategies -- "A place to call home" : the promise of housing vouchers -- "No vouchers here" : the challenges of using the voucher -- "A tenant for every house" : the role of landlords -- The receiving neighborhood : "not in my front yard" -- Moving on
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780691172569
Lccn
2020000351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1135932028
  • (OCoLC)1135932028

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