Neighborhood Change

A growing body of research documents the critical importance of neighborhood conditions to residents’ well-being and ability to succeed. Housing initiatives play a central role in strategies to revitalize distressed areas, prevent displacement of low-income residents by gentrification, and mitigate the effects of concentrated poverty. Through a variety research projects and events, our work examines the factors that influence the geographic location of low-income households and contribute to patterns of residential segregation.

Data & Charts


Ann Owens

Associate Professor of Sociology and Spatial Sciences , USC

Using Intentional, Innovative, and Integrated Policies to Support Neighborhood and School Integration

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Taken together, the four papers produced for the Shared Future symposium’s panel on “What would it take to foster residential...

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Katie Gourley

What Would it Take to Foster Residential Outcomes that Support School Integration, and Vice Versa?

Monday, July 09, 2018

The deep ties between housing and education that foster segregation, and strategies for overcoming those ties, are the focus of...

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