Monitoring the housing allowance program in St. Joseph County, Indiana : July-September 1976
Describes 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 reactions of individuals and groups in South Bend to the program and assesses community opinion, confusion, and misinformation about it; evaluates presentations made by the housing allowance office (HAO) to community groups; and analyzes media reports and HAO outreach. The Note then examines the response of housing service suppliers to the allowance program, and finally contains special studies of community activity. An appendix provides a sampler of local press clippings from the South Bend Tribune on community reaction to the program.