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by Henry G. Cisneros,Lora Engdahl,Kurt L. Schmoke

ePub From Despair to Hope: Hope VI and the New Promise of Public Housing in America's Cities download
Author:
Henry G. Cisneros,Lora Engdahl,Kurt L. Schmoke
ISBN13:
978-0815714255
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0815714254
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Brookings Institution Press (May 13, 2009)
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Politics & Government
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Chapter 12: How Hope VI has helped reshape public housing, by Richard Gentry, CEO of the San Diego Housing . "From Despair to HOPE" is an important and useful addition to the professional library of affordable housing practitioners, and is a new classic

Chapter 12: How Hope VI has helped reshape public housing, by Richard Gentry, CEO of the San Diego Housing Commission, and formerly SVP of the National Equity Fund, and CEO of the Austin Housing Authority and Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority. "From Despair to HOPE" is an important and useful addition to the professional library of affordable housing practitioners, and is a new classic. The many authors are to be commended for their hard work and excellent presentations on this important topic, providing decent and affordable housing to low-income families.

In "From Despair to Hope," Henry Cisneros and Lora Engdahl collaborate with public and private sector leaders who were on the scene in the early 1990s when the intolerable conditions in the nation's worst public housing projects -and their devastating impact on inhabitants.

In "From Despair to Hope," Henry Cisneros and Lora Engdahl collaborate with public and private sector leaders who were on the scene in the early 1990s when the intolerable conditions in the nation's worst public housing projects -and their devastating impact on inhabitants, neighborhoods, and cities -called for drastic action.

It has been responsible for 111,000 new and renovated housing units - nearly 60,000 of them affordable to public housing tenants - on 240 sites in cities throughout the US. Approximately 91,000 severely distressed public housing units were demolished and 72,000 families were displaced - temporarily or permanently - in the process.

In From Despair to Hope, Henry Cisneros and Lora Engdahl collaborate with public and private sector leaders who were on the scene in the early 1990s when the intolerable conditions in the nation's worst public housing projects-and their devastating impact on inhabitants.

In From Despair to Hope, Henry Cisneros and Lora Engdahl collaborate with public and private sector leaders who were on the scene in the early 1990s when the intolerable conditions in the nation's worst public housing projects-and their devastating impact on inhabitants, neighborhoods, and cities-called for drastic action. These eyewitnesses from the policymaking, housing development, and architecture fields reveal how a program conceived to address one specific problem revolutionized the entire public housing system and solidified a set of principles that guide urban policy today.

From Despair to Hope: Hope VI and the New Promise of Public Housing in America's Cities. Henry G. Cisneros, Lora Engdahl, Foreword by Kurt Schmoke.

From despair to hope : Hope VI and the new promise of public housing in America's cities

From despair to hope : Hope VI and the new promise of public housing in America's cities. For decades, the federal government's failure to provide decent and affordable housing to very low-income families has given rise to severely distressed urban neighborhoods that defeat the best hope. More). From Despair to Hope.

Author: Henry G. Cisneros, Kurt L. Schmoke, Lora Engdahl. From Despair to Hope documents the evolution of HOPE VI, one of the most ambitious urban redevelopment initiatives in the past half century and a true federal-urban partnership.

This is booster-y - Cisneros was secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Clinton, Kurt L. Schmoke wrote the introduction, and this heavily touts public-private partnerships - but there are so few substantial texts about contemporary public-housing policy and financing that it’s worth reading to better understand the topic.

In this thorough, ideologically neutral, and well-written book, Hunt identifies the multiple causes of public housing decline in Chicago. He also points out important lessons for creating sustainable public housing communities, especially the need to limit the number of households with many children.

For decades, the federal government's failure to provide decent and affordable housing to very low-income families has given rise to severely distressed urban neighborhoods that defeat the best hopes of both residents and local officials. Now, however, there is cause for optimism. From Despair to Hope documents the evolution of HOPE VI, a federal program that promotes mixed-income housing integrated with services and amenities to replace the economically and socially isolated public housing complexes of the past. As one of the most ambitious urban development initiatives in the last half century, HOPE VI has transformed the landscape in Atlanta, Baltimore, Louisville, Seattle, and other cities, providing vivid examples of a true federal-urban partnership and offering lessons for policy innovators.

In From Despair to Hope, Henry Cisneros and Lora Engdahl collaborate with public and private sector leaders who were on the scene in the early 1990s when the intolerable conditions in the nation's worst public housing projects—and their devastating impact on inhabitants, neighborhoods, and cities—called for drastic action. These eyewitnesses from the policymaking, housing development, and architecture fields reveal how a program conceived to address one specific problem revolutionized the entire public housing system and solidified a set of principles that guide urban policy today.

This vibrant, full-color exploration of HOPE VI details the fate of residents, neighborhoods, cities, and public housing systems through personal testimony, interviews, case studies, data analyses, research summaries, photographs, and more. Contributors examine what HOPE VI has accomplished as it brings disadvantaged families into more economically mixed communities. They also turn a critical eye on where the program falls short of its ideals. This important book continues the national conversation on poverty, race, and opportunity as the country moves ahead under a new president.

Contributors: Richard D. Baron (McCormack Baron Salazar), Peter Calthorpe (Calthorpe Associates), Sheila Crowley (National Low-Income Housing Coalition), Mary K. Cunningham (Urban Institute), Richard C. Gentry (San Diego Housing Commission), Renée Lewis Glover (Atlanta Housing Authority), Bruce Katz (Brookings Institution), G. Thomas Kingsley (Urban Institute), Alexander Polikoff (Business and Professional People for the Public Interest), Susan J. Popkin (Urban Institute), Margery Austin Turner (Urban Institute), and Ronald D. Utt (Heritage Foundation). Poverty & Race