Title

Making the Case for Affordable Housing: Connecting Housing with Health and Education Outcomes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2007

Publication Title

Journal of Planning Literature

Abstract

As advocates push for inclusion of affordable housing beyond the central city, siting battles have become increasingly common. Opponents often claim that affordable housing brings no net benefits to the community, and that it threatens neighborhood property values. This review considers existing evidence regarding the relationship between provision of quality affordable housing and benefits to the larger community. Evidence is considered in the areas of health and education. Given the high level of public concern with these two issues, evidence of benefits could be especially potent in public discussions of affordable housing. Future research is proposed in each area.

DOI

10.1177/0885412207299653

Volume

21

Issue

4

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