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!