Fear of Affordable Housing: Perception vs. Reality
Affordable housing developments are often controversial and give rise to claims of dire consequences for quality of life and property values. But once they are built, does anyone realize they are there?
By Rachel G. Bratt, Alexandra DeGenova, Brendan Goodwin, Shannon Moriarty, and Jeremy Robitaille Posted on October 10, 2012
- The full report on which this article is based can be found at:http://www.nhi.org/go/CHAPA/40BStudy
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