ERIC Number: ED187772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
SOS '78--Speak Out for Survival! Neigborhood Needs of Low Income Area Residents of Washington, D.C.
Washington Urban League, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report presents mid 1978 data from a city wide, bilingual opinion and information survey of residents of low income neighborhoods of the District of Columbia. Among the key findings presented are the following: (1) the typical survey respondent was black or Latin, 25-44 years of age, married with a family of four, had a high school education or less, and had an income below the Federal lower minimum budget for an urban family; (2) respondents had lived in the District for a long time but faced severe displacement pressures both as renters and homeowners; (3) respondents were primarily a subemployed, full time working population severely affected by inflation, but over a quarter of the available workforce in the neighborhoods surveyed was unemployed; (4) respondents considered youth crime a serious problem, but preferred non-coercive crime prevention activities to stricter law enforcement as a means of reducing District crime, except in the case of drug and alcohol laws; (5) a separate and unequal transportation system exists in low income District neighborhoods, with few respondents owning cars and most expressing dissatisfaction with available bus service; (6) though respondents were concerned parents, they are inadequately involved in neighborhood schools; (7) municipal services are underutilized and perceived as unsatisfactory by survey respondents. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Urban League, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: District of Columbia