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  • August 16, 2011

    New Study on Public Housing Residents Six-Months After Demolitions

    A study published last week from Georgia State University sheds some more light on how families and senior citizens are faring six months to one year after the demolition of their public housing neighborhoods. The study, titled Is the Grass Always Greener? looked at tenants in the Atlanta area to see where they were moving to and how they felt about their new neighborhoods. The study’s finding reflect a general trend in which residents are generally happier with the quality of their housing, but remain financially burdened and in neighborhoods with higher-than-average poverty.

    Atlanta is an important study area because this year it will become the first city in the nation to eliminate traditional public housing.

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