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), pp. 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 pattern.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/02673030500062350
ISSNs: 0267-3037 (print)
Keywords: government assistance, welfare payments, housing subsidies, housing outcomes, extremely low-income individuals
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ePrint ID: 46651
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May 2005Published
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 18:33
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/46651

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