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Cityscape: Volume 23 Number 3 | The Hispanic Housing Experience in the United States, Part II


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The Hispanic Housing Experience in the United States, Part II

Volume 23 Number 3

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga

The Hispanic Housing Experience: A Perspective from Chile

Ernesto López-Morales
University of Chile

This reaction article gathers six articles from “The Hispanic Housing Experience” in this issue of Cityscape to compare them with related housing topics in Chile. Those articles cover issues seen in the United States, including colonia settlements, Hispanic performance in assisted housing, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and homeownership programs, and young White cohorts replacing old Hispanic cohorts in central neighborhoods. In Chile, related topics are informal settlements, rental and purchase housing programs, social assistance to recipients, and gentrification. Hispanics in the United States and low-skilled immigrants in Chile show a lower score in their housing experience than the remaining social groups.

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