Discussion 14: Housing Subsidies and Inclusive Communities

News & Events | June 10th 2015

Launched on Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier this year, The Dream Revisited is a slow debate on the causes and consequences of racial and economic segregation in neighborhoods and schools. It is presented as part of the NYU Furman Center’s year-long Integration Research Initiative.

The fourteenth discussion examines the policy issues underlying Texas vs. The Inclusive Communities Project: how government officials should balance the use of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) allocations to create affordable homes in low-poverty neighborhoods with the use of LIHTC allocations to catalyze economic development in high-poverty neighborhoods. Essays in this discussion include:

Share your questions and reactions to the essays on Twitter via the hashtag #TheDreamRevisited.

The Dream Revisited is presented as part of the NYU Furman Center's Integration Research Initiative and supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Foundations. If you have any comments or suggestions for future discussions, send us an email to [email protected]

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