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

Journal of Planning Literature, Vol. 21, No. 4 (May 2007)

16 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2012

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Elizabeth Mueller

affiliation not provided to SSRN

J. Rosie Tighe

Cleveland State University

Date Written: 2007

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

Keywords: affordable housing, public opinion, social costs

Suggested Citation

Mueller, Elizabeth and Tighe, J. Rosie, Making the Case for Affordable Housing: Connecting Housing with Health and Education Outcomes (2007). Journal of Planning Literature, Vol. 21, No. 4 (May 2007), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2149599

Elizabeth Mueller

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

J. Rosie Tighe (Contact Author)

Cleveland State University ( email )

1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

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