Monitoring the housing allowance program in St. Joseph County, Indiana : September 1974-March 1975

by Nancy O'Nell, Michael G. Shanley

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A description of community events, activities, and attitudes that may affect HUD's experimental housing allowance program in St. Joseph County, Indiana, or bear on research issues addressed by the Housing Assistance Supply Experiment (HASE). The Note first gives a brief statistical overview of program operations. Next, it summarizes important events affecting the program; describes the reactions of individuals and groups in South Bend to the program and assesses community opinions, confusion, and misinformation about it; evaluates program presentations made by the housing allowance office to community groups; and analyzes media reports. Finally, it covers issues pertinent to HASE research questions and contains special studies of other community characteristics.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Note series. The note was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1979 to 1993 that reported other outputs of sponsored research for general distribution.

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