In this Resilient Communities podcast, we hear from Heather Schwartz, a policy researcher based in RAND's New Orleans office who studies the effects of integrating low- and middle-income families on the school experiences of children from low-income families.
Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) policies require that a proportion of units in market-rate residential developments are made affordable to lower-income households in exchange for development rights or zoning variances. IZ programs provide greater access to low-poverty neighborhoods, which are often correlated with high-performing schools.
Health outcomes may be related to financial status, including home ownership. A comparative analysis of housing price risk during economic downturns in different countries can help researchers better understand this relationship.
In light of what occurred after Katrina and the other 2004-2005 hurricanes, the authors propose goals for an effective Gulf Coast residential insurance market and highlight policy reforms that warrant consideration for achieving those goals.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, neither the federal government nor the private sector is any closer to developing effective solutions to the problems facing flood and windstorm insurance.
To support development of affordable housing for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina and for the region's newcomers, researchers from the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute studied Mississippi housing and made recommendations for policymakers.
Tornado deaths and injuries are the predictable result of poorly conceived construction patterns that threaten to reverse the benefits that have resulted from advanced storm warning and forecasting capabilities, writes Charles Meade.
While construction permits have been issued for approximately 60 percent of the housing damaged by Hurricane Katrina, repair and replacement of multi-unit housing significantly lags behind repair and replacement of single-family homes in three coastal counties in Mississippi heavily damaged by the hurricane.
This research brief summarizes a study showing that Hurricane Katrina's damage compounded an affordable-housing shortage and that recovery has been uneven and will take at least another three years with a total estimated cost of more than $4 billion.
This fact sheet summarizes key findings of a comprehensive quantitative assessment of both the extent and nature of Hurricane Katrina damage to the housing stock in Mississippi's coastal counties and progress that has been made toward recovery.
Tens of thousands of Mississippi families whose homes were damaged or destroyed by hurricanes in 2005 will have a hard time finding replacement housing in the state unless leaders in government and the private sector take action to accelerate the rebuilding of affordable housing.
The Housing Assistance Supply Experiment showed that housing allowances do not cause serious price increases, contrary to many pre-experiment predictions. Empirical observation and theoretical analyses both indicate that even during the initial, max...