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Rent Subsidy and Housing Satisfaction: The Case of Urban Renewal in Lubbock, Texas

Charles K. Edgley, W. G. Steglich and Walter J. Cartwright
The American Journal of Economics and Sociology
Vol. 27, No. 2 (Apr., 1968), pp. 113-123
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3485264
Page Count: 11
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Rent Subsidy and Housing Satisfaction: The Case of Urban Renewal in Lubbock, Texas
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Abstract

Governmental programs proposing rental supplements for low-income families assume that social and economic conditions of these families may be improved by such subsidy. However, this assumption has not been adequately tested by social science research. Data presented here were gathered at an urban renewal relocation housing project in Lubbock, Texas, and suggest that when families who, before urban renewal, were self-sufficient in slum housing are forced into welfare situations because of rent subsidy programs, dissatisfaction with relocation facilities results. The data also indicate that dissatisfaction is correlated positively with the number of persons in the household, the age of residents, and socioeconomic status.

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