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Self-Sufficiency or Status Quo: Are the Residents in Hope VI Developments Making Progress Towards Self-Sufficiency?

2011, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Akron, Urban Studies.

This case study deals with the economic status of Public Housing (PHA) and Tax Credit residents living in a HOPE VI revitalized community in Akron Ohio. The research measures residents' self-reliance, using the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Summit County Ohio (Pearce 2008). Self-sufficiency is a term identified as a goal in several entitlement programs to include the Housing of Urban Development, HOPE VI Program. This descriptive/exploratory case study examined residents' earnings, family composition, education, the number and types of public supports they receive, and family history, to identify the appropriate data and research methodology to use to determine, residents' gains towards self-reliance.



This study examined one primary question; are the residents living in Edgewood Village making gains towards self-sufficiency? In addition, this research asked the following sub-questions:
a) Are residents living in the new development showing increased levels of education?
b) Are family sizes stable for these residents?
c) Have residents increased their income?
d) What are impediments to achieving self-sufficiency?

Dr. Raymond Cox III (Advisor)
Dr. Jennifer Alexander (Committee Member)
Dr. Michael Nelson (Committee Member)
Dr. Ramona Ortega-Liston (Committee Member)
Dr. Margaret Tonkin-Stephens (Committee Member)
178 p.

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Coleman, C. (2011). Self-Sufficiency or Status Quo: Are the Residents in Hope VI Developments Making Progress Towards Self-Sufficiency?. (Electronic Thesis or Dissertation). Retrieved from https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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Coleman, Claudia. "Self-Sufficiency or Status Quo: Are the Residents in Hope VI Developments Making Progress Towards Self-Sufficiency?." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. University of Akron, 2011. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 24 Jul 2017.

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Coleman, Claudia "Self-Sufficiency or Status Quo: Are the Residents in Hope VI Developments Making Progress Towards Self-Sufficiency?." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. University of Akron, 2011. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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