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2003 - American Association for Public Opinion Research Words: 222 words || 
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1. Haggerty, Catherine. and O'Muircheartaigh, Colm. "Interviews of Leaseholders in Chicago's Housing Authority: A Comparison of Data Collected by Public Housing Residents and Non-Public Housing Residents" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Sheraton Music City, Nashville, TN, Aug 16, 2003 <Not Available>. 2019-09-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p116226_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Several years ago the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) announced a “Plan for Transformation” which included the relocation of all public housing residents over a ten-year period. The MacArthur Foundation is funding research to help the CHA improve the relocation process; NORC is collecting data from public housing residents to inform relocation improvements.

During the planning phase of the project various groups interested in the improvement process talked about both the benefits and drawbacks of using public housing residents to collect these data. Those in-favor of using public housing residents to collect the data argued that public housing residents are more comfortable talking to other public housing residents and more likely to honestly disclose their experiences. Those not-in-favor of using public housing residents as interviewers argued that public housing residents are angry with the CHA and may influence respondents’ answers.

NORC recruited and hired half of the interviewing staff for this project from within the CHA developments. NORC randomly assigned half of the addresses in each building to CHA resident interviewers and the other half to non-CHA resident interviewers. The paper will describe the interviewer recruiting and hiring process, the interviewer training, and the operational strategies employed during data collection. The paper will also examine and compare the data collected by CHA resident interviewers and non-CHA resident interviewers.

2017 - Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action Words: 209 words || 
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2. De La Morena Lopez, Irene., Miranda, Daniela., Garcia-ramirez, Manuel. and Escobar-Ballesta, Marta. "Housing and Wellbeing: Advocating for Improved Housing Conditions by Local Roma Neighbors" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, <Not Available>. 2019-09-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1238723_index.html>
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Abstract: This contribution synthesizes the work done to mobilize Roma neighbors in dignifying their housing conditions and struggle against the unhealthy surroundings in a disenfranchised neighborhood in Seville, Spain. Roma are the largest Spanish ethnic minority and have an extensive history of discrimination. Health inequities such as infectious diseases, domestic accidents, or poor sanitation and nutrition due to lack of running water and electricity are a consequence of poor housing conditions as a key expression of this systemic marginalization. Commitment and active participation of the Roma are main assets to overcome these inequities. Hence, we propose a multi-level advocacy initiative to provoke transformative changes within the multiple settings of a disenfranchised community context. This process consists of building capacity and empowerment among a group of Roma neighbors and community based organizations and public institutions towards dignifying local Roma housing. This will result in the transformation of at-risk local neighbors into agents of change, moving from a sense of helpless to empowerment. Through a PhotoVoice initiative Roma neighbors built critical thinking regarding the connection between health problems and unhealthy structural and environmental conditions. Together with the rest of stakeholders, a shared understanding was raised in a in a safe and symmetrical environmental on the actions to address Roma housing inequities.

2017 - Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action Words: 288 words || 
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3. Carlson, Corissa. and Toro, Paul. "Assessing service needs among college undergraduates experiencing homelessness, precarious housing, or stable housing" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, <Not Available>. 2019-09-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1238540_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Homelessness has only recently been recognized as an important problem among college students, and virtually no research has been conducted on this subgroup. The current project compared the perceived needs reported by homeless college undergraduates (n=25) to the perceived needs of undergraduates reporting precarious housing (but not homeless; n=25), to yet others reporting stable housing (n=57). The three groups were from an urban research university and were matched on age, race, and gender.
Perceived needs were assessed using the Needs Assessment Questionnaire (NAQ). Participants were asked how important various services were and how easily they could gain access to these services. Items were rated on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from “Not Important” to “Extremely Important”. For this study two additional items were added: Academic services from the student’s university and general services from the student’s university.
Statistically significant (p<.05) group differences were found on the importance of the following needs: finding affordable permanent housing, job placement, job training, getting public benefits, getting free meals, short-term shelter, and individual counseling. Participants were also asked how easy it would be to obtain the listed services. Significant group differences emerged on all of the above measures in addition to transitional housing, parent training, family counseling, drug/alcohol treatment, case management, and mental health treatment. The differences all suggested that homeless and/or precariously housed undergraduates rated the various areas of need as more important and/or as being more difficult to access.
It is important to note that the groups did not differ with respect to the items about academic services and general services provided by the student’s university. Implications and future directions will be discussed, including the need for further research among undergraduates with unstable housing to most effectively address their many needs.

2008 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: 22 pages || Words: 5368 words || 
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4. Vissing, Yvonne. "A Comparative Analysis of Health Care Needs Of Housed and Housing Distressed High School Students" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Sheraton Boston and the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA, Jul 31, 2008 Online <PDF>. 2019-09-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p241230_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Housing status directly influences the quality of health experienced by high school students, according to a study of almost 2000 randomly selected subjects. Housed students tend to have good overall health and access to health care but students with economic and housing problems did not. Housing and economic distressed students were much less likely to report that they were healthy, had more physical, dental, and mental health problems, but found it difficult to access all types of care, even when they had serious conditions, such as suicidal ideation. A two-tiered system of health care, one for rich and one for those who are poor, exist.

2002 - American Political Science Association Pages: 27 pages || Words: 8707 words || 
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5. Brassil, Margaret. "Post-Federal Housing Policy: States Take on Low-Income Housing" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston Marriott Copley Place, Sheraton Boston & Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, Aug 28, 2002 <Not Available>. 2019-09-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p65983_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Prior to 1980, the national governmetn dominated housing policy. This changed dramatically during the 1980s, when the Reagan administration cut programs and funding for low-income housing. Since then, in what has been called the post-federal era of housing, the states have taken the lead in developing low-income housing policy. Although state housing expenditures remain low, in comparison to other policy areas (comprising less than 1 percent of even the most generous state's budget), overall states have been increasing the amount of general revenue devoted to developing low-income housing. More importantly, even without state funding, housing agencies have developed their own programs, utilizing a number of common strategies.
This paper uses in-depth case studies of three state housing agencies and a survey of sixteen more to examine the state agency innovations from 1980 to the present. I believe the findings will be important for our understanding of policy devolution and the growing role of the states in domestic policymaking.

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