Public Opinion and Affordable Housing: A Review of the Literature

Journal of Planning Literature, August 2010, 25: 3-17

16 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2012

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

Public support for planning programs and initiatives are an important component of its success but opposition can be a powerful impediment. When siting unwanted land uses such as affordable housing, neighborhood opposition can be a particularly effective barrier. Understanding the factors that influence opposition is a necessary precursor to successful planning initiatives. This review discusses how attitudes toward affordable housing are likely shaped by factors that influence other social policy attitudes — particularly ideology and stereotyping. The author concludes with recommendations and methods that planners can use to manage public opposition and influence attitudes toward affordable housing.

Keywords: Housing, Public Opinion, Race, Poverty

Suggested Citation

Tighe, J. Rosie, Public Opinion and Affordable Housing: A Review of the Literature (2010). Journal of Planning Literature, August 2010, 25: 3-17, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2149623

J. Rosie Tighe (Contact Author)

Cleveland State University ( email )

1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

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