The relationship between government assistance and housing outcomes among extremely low-income individuals: a qualitative inquiry in Los Angeles
DeVerteuil, Geoffrey (2005) The relationship between government assistance and housing outcomes among extremely low-income individuals: a qualitative inquiry in Los Angeles. Housing Studies, 20, (3), 383-399. (doi:10.1080/02673030500062350).
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This paper illustrates the relationship between government assistance (housing
subsidies and/or welfare payments) and housing outcomes, using qualitative methods and a sample
of 25 extremely low-income, homeless women at an emergency shelter in Central Los Angeles.
The paper seeks to illustrate three specific patterns (identified within the larger literature) to this
complex and multifaceted relationship: (1) that the presence of housing subsidies promotes the most
positive outcomes overall, such as stability and independence; (2) that, in the absence of housing
subsidies, the predictability and amount of welfare become critical in promoting positive housing
outcomes; and (3) housing outcomes are least positive for those lacking both housing subsidies and
welfare payments. Results largely conformed to these expectations, although less so for the last
|Keywords:||government assistance, welfare payments, housing subsidies, housing outcomes, extremely low-income individuals|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Economy, Culture, Space
|Date Deposited:||11 Jul 2007|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:30|
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