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Belt of blight: Public policy and housing segregation in Palm Beach County, 1960-1986

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Date Issued:
1995
Summary:
In this study, public documents, zoning maps, and government correspondence are used to examine how local, state, and federal housing policy maintained segregated and blighted low-income housing along Palm Beach County's I-95 corridor. Since the 1960s, federal housing subsidies were cut and responsibility for provision of affordable housing devolved upon local officials. Additionally, state officials were stagnated by discussions of the role of government in the provision of affordable housing. At the local level, land-use patterns and ineffective use of federal programs prevented the expansion of housing opportunities for minorities and the poor, thereby maintaining racial and socioeconomic segregation.
Title: Belt of blight: Public policy and housing segregation in Palm Beach County, 1960-1986.
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Name(s): Lands, LeeAnn Bishop.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Mohl, Raymond A., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1995
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 133 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: In this study, public documents, zoning maps, and government correspondence are used to examine how local, state, and federal housing policy maintained segregated and blighted low-income housing along Palm Beach County's I-95 corridor. Since the 1960s, federal housing subsidies were cut and responsibility for provision of affordable housing devolved upon local officials. Additionally, state officials were stagnated by discussions of the role of government in the provision of affordable housing. At the local level, land-use patterns and ineffective use of federal programs prevented the expansion of housing opportunities for minorities and the poor, thereby maintaining racial and socioeconomic segregation.
Identifier: 15194 (digitool), FADT15194 (IID), fau:11966 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1995.
Subject(s): Housing policy--Florida--Palm Beach County
Poor--Housing--Florida--Palm Beach County
Urban policy--Florida--Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County (Fla)--Housing
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