Summary poverty, housing, and race and ethnicity characteristics (2005-2009 ACS) by selected neighborhood type.
Public Housing High Receiving Citywide
% Poverty 41% 29% 21%
% Vacancy 25% 21% 22%
% Minority 84% 97% 69%
*Census tracts that had contained public housing.
**High receiving defined as census tract where more than 12 former public housing households surveyed by study relocated. Survey completed in 2010.
Source: Oakley, Deirdre; Reid, Lesley and Ruel, Erin. (August 2011). Is the Grass Always Greener? Destination Characteristics and Former Public Housing Residents’ Views Six Months after Relocation. Atlanta, Georgia: Georgia State University Urban Health Initiative. Retrieved August 24, 2011 from http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwsoc/Files/SOC/RESEARCH_public_housing_sixmonthpost.pdf