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  • New Princeton University Study Says Fears About Affordable Housing in Suburbs Are “Unfounded”

    Is there any basis to the fears that typically lead suburban residents to oppose the construction of affordable housing projects in middle-class communities: namely, that such housing leads to increased crime, deteriorating property values, higher taxes, stressed schools and more traffic? These are the questions investigated by Princeton University Professor Douglas Massey during a two-year-long study of FSHD’s flagship development, Ethel R. Lawrence Homes (ERLH), an attractive townhome-style development in Mount Laurel, NJ, a middle-class suburb of Philadelphia, PA.

    Published on May 7th, 2012 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »