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Dynamics of Mixed-Income Communities

Dynamics of Mixed Income Communities

Mixed-income housing gained national attention and became a federal priority in 1993 when, with the authorization of the HOPE VI program, federal, local, and private programs began using mixed-income housing to encourage social mobility and avoid concentrating affordable housing in low-income neighborhoods. We will be examining mixed-income communities on March 6.

The program begins with PD&R’s Quarterly Update on the nation’s housing markets by Kevin Kane, PD&R Chief Market Analyst, followed by a panel discussion led by Dominique Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH’s Office of Public Housing Investments. Practitioners and academics will consider efforts required to build mixed-income communities, expectations for neighborhood change, technical issues including income mix percentages, shared amenities, and the physical design of market and affordable housing. Laura Tach’s ethnographic research will serve as the jumping off point for discussion of human and practical aspects, and the future of mixed income communities.

Panels include:

    • Laura Tach, Ethnographer, Assistant Professor, Cornell University
    • Mark Joseph, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University
    • Paul Freitag, Managing Director of Rose Development, Jonathan Rose Companies

Additional Information:
Wednesday, March 6
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

HUD Headquarters in Brooke-Mondale Auditorium A&B

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