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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Responding to Urban Decay

Categories: Business/Economics,Urban Issues

https://www.richmondfed.org/-/media/richmondfedorg/publications/research/economic_brief/2017/pdf/eb_17-07.pdf

Reviews economic studies on how to revitalize declining cities.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

 

Housing Needs of American Indiana and Alaska Natives in Urban Areas: A Report from the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Native Americans,Statistics,Urban Issues

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sites/default/files/pdf/NAHSG-UrbanStudy.pdf

Finds that 65% of those who identify themselves solely as American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian (AIAN) live in an urban area where they are younger, poorer, less educated, and living in poorer housing conditions. One of five reports on housing problems among AIAN populations.  From the Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

HUD Releases Comprehensive Assessment of Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Native Americans,Urban Issues

https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2017/HUDNo_17-012

Press release describing the housing assessment project (completed during the Obama administration) and reporting major findings.  Includes links to major studies.  From the Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

2015 American Housing Survey Statistics for Selected Metropolitan Areas

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-tps01.html

Press release announcing availability of housing statistics for major metro areas including the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-DC-VA-MD-WV area.  Data include housing costs, repair frequency, reason for moving, and even food insecurity.  Requires use of AHS Table Creator to build customized tables.  From the Census Bureau

 

Defining Rural at the U.S. Census Bureau

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Urban Issues

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/acs/acsgeo-1.pdf

Highlights the history of how the concept of “rural” has been defined by the Census Bureau, the current delineations of urban and rural areas, and the relationship that exists between decennial censuses, the American Community Survey, and geography.  From the Census Bureau

 

Teen Birth Rates for Urban and Rural Areas in the United States, 2007-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Urban Issues,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db264.pdf

Though birth rates declined for teens in both rural and urban areas, the teen birth rate was lowest in large urban counties and highest in rural counties.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Family Options Study: 3-Year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Urban Issues

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sites/default/files/pdf/Family-Options-Study-Full-Report.pdf

Presents results of a lengthy study on the most cost-effective ways to house and serve homeless families.  Tracks 2,200 families and concludes that a long-term subsidy, usually a Housing Choice voucher, led to the best outcomes for reducing homelessness.  From the Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America

Categories: African Americans,History,Housing/Homelessness,Urban Issues,Virginia Issues

http://mappinginequality.us/

Interactive mapping scene which allows user to select an American city and view maps deriving from the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation, a Depression era federal government program which provided information to financial institutions about investment risks and served to ghettoize African Americans and other minorities.  A joint project of librarians at the University of Maryland, University of Richmond, and Virginia Tech.

 

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