AN ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF A SEGMENT OF THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM ON BUSINESSES AND HOUSEHOLDS IN A LOW-INCOME MINORITY COMMUNITY

The study addresses the socio-economic implications of relocation on a sample of black households and businesses in a residential area of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The survey method was designed to enhance understanding of the impact of urban redevelopment projects on displaced minorities under the new Federal relocation assistance program. Results were used to establish facts relative to the amount of assistance given, the problems encountered, and the levels of satisfaction of household heads and businessmen with the relocation assistance program. Additionally, a study was made of minority businessmen who were not displaced, but who were expected to experience changes in operation resulting from the highway construction project. The study concluded that relocation of the affected residents to make way for a new segment of the interstate highway system was generally favorable. However, small black displaced businessmen were nearly all eliminated rather than being relocated. Recommendations are offered to address more adequately the needs of affected households and businesses.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge

    Economic Research and Transportation Center
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70813

    National Science Foundation

    Engineeing and Applied Science, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Thornton, C H
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA-790332
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-ARP72-03451
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM