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Cityscape: Volume 15 Number 3 | Article 8


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Rental Assistance and Crime

Volume 15, Number 3

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga

Commentary: Crime As a Dimension of Neighborhood Quality

Jill Khadduri
Abt Associates Inc.

The overall theme of the very interesting and important articles in this symposium is rental housing assistance and crime, but the articles fall into two discreet topic areas: (1) crime as a dimension of the neighborhood quality of assisted housing and (2) the potential of assisted housing to help families or individuals with criminal background histories stabilize their lives. I will focus on the first topic and comment briefly on the second.

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