ERIC Number: ED183642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Housing Search and Mobility; Housing Assistance Supply Experiment.
McCarthy, Kevin F.
The basic premise for providing housing assistance to low-income households is that inadequate financial resources severely limit a household's ability to afford safe, sanitary, and decent housing. An important issue in designing programs to remedy this problem is the ability of low-income households to negotiate successfully for themselves in an open market. This report sheds light on that issue by showing how low-, moderate-, and high-income renter households in areas of Wisconsin and Indiana search for housing, how discrimination affects their search, and how different search procedures affect a household's ability to find bargains when it moves. Preliminary results indicate some of the ways in which discrimination impairs housing search, and suggest that the success of programs designed to broaden the residential options of low-income households may partly depend on the types of assistance they offer to participants. (Author/RLV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Development and Research.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Wisconsin