Why Not in My Backyard? – Neighborhood Impacts of Deconcentrating Assisted Housing is a study of housing policy as regards low-income and social needs households. The authors are George C. Galster, Peter A. Tatian, Anna M. Santiago, Kathryn L. S. Pettit and Robin E. Smith, and the book was published by Rutgers and The State University of New Jersey in 2003.
The study provides a comprehensive evaluation of the neighbourhood property-value and crime impacts of three American deconcentrated assisted housing programmes located in Baltimore County, MD, and in Denver, CO. The authors have employed a multi-method research strategy combining archival research, key informant interviews, econometric analyses, and focus group discussions. The book discusses the so-called NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) reactions towards supportive housing programmes and the ways to diminish stereotype-based opposition.
The copy in stock is in good condition, but there are quite many pencil underlines and markings on the pages. The covers and the binding are fine.