Poverty Research Flash

The WCPC's Poverty Research Flash series disseminates summaries of recent poverty-relevant research by Center Faculty Affiliates, grantees, and others associated with the WCPC community. We occasionally also post interviews with authors about how they became interested in the research topic, the most significant findings in the study, and implications for further research and policy.
See our Poverty Research Flash Archive for past issues in the series.


How are Immigrants and Refugees Faring with Public Housing Redevelopment?

Recent affordable housing policy efforts have focused on replacing the most distressed public housing units with new mixed-income developments. Among other goals, these projects aim to reduce the social isolation of public housing residents by creating opportunities for interaction with less economically-disadvantaged individuals. Researchers are investigating how public housing residents are faring as a result of these efforts, as well as how various sub-populations are experiencing this shift in policy. WCPC Affiliate Lynne Manzo and her colleague Rachel Garshick Kleit conducted focus groups with immigrants and refugees in public housing in the Seattle metropolitan area to find out how these changes have affected them. Full FLASH Coming Soon!