Susan A. Stephens
This study examined the process and consequences of housing rehabilitation in Indianapolis through a survey of 715 center township residents. Researchers specifically sought to determine the extent of housing rehabilitation and improvement; the extent of general neighborhood revitalization accompanying housing rehabilitation; the effects of housing rehabilitation and neighborhood revitalization on residents’ commitment to and commitment in their local communities; and the extent to which residents' attitudes and behaviors within the context of the neighborhood vary according to characteristics of the neighborhood and its environment.
Twelve study areas within Indianapolis were chosen for the study, and households were selected by a random probability sample. Within each study area, interviews were conducted with a minimum of fifty adult heads of household. Survey questions addressed mobility history and plans, personal experience with housing rehabilitation, neighborhood activities, neighborhood perceptions, home ownership costs and financing, general attitudes, and background demographics.
Soo Hee Kim
Wai Ying Tsui
Christine Von Der Haar
This study was supported by funding from National Institute of Mental Health (R03 MH3502-01) and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington.