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Cityscape: Volume 15 Number 3 | Article 6


The goal of Cityscape is to bring high-quality original research on housing and community development issues to scholars, government officials, and practitioners. Cityscape is open to all relevant disciplines, including architecture, consumer research, demography, economics, engineering, ethnography, finance, geography, law, planning, political science, public policy, regional science, sociology, statistics, and urban studies.

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Rental Assistance and Crime

Volume 15, Number 3

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga

Safe, but Could Be Safer: Why Do HCVP Households Live in Higher Crime Neighborhoods?

Michael C. Lens
University of California, Los Angeles

The radical growth in the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) during the past 25 years has benefited subsidized households, granting them access to a greater array of neighborhoods. Although HCVP households tend to live in safer neighborhoods than households in supply-side subsidized housing, they still lag behind the general population in terms of neighborhood safety.

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