CONSEQUENCES OF FREEWAY DISPLACEMENT TO URBAN RESIDENTS IN LOW VALUED HOUSING

A SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN AUSTIN AND HOUSTON TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TEXAS' RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS IN REDUCING THE EFFECTS OF FREEWAY DISPLACEMENT ON LOW INCOME URBAN RESIDENTS. ACCORDING TO THE UPGRADING REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED, OVER TWO-THIRDS OF THE RELOCATEES UPGRADED THEIR HOUSING. ABOUT 83 PERCENT OF THE RESPONDENTS EXPERIENCED AN INCREASE IN MONTHLY HOUSING COSTS. VERY FEW OF THE RELOCATEES HAD PARTICIPATED IN ANY ACTION FOR OR AGAINST THE FREEWAY. THE RELOCATION PROGRAM HELPED MANY RELOCATEES WHO WERE UPSET AT THE BEGINNING OF THE RELOCATION PROCESS TO BE PLEASED WITH THE WHOLE RELOCATION EXPERIENCE. THE 1970 RELOCATION PROGRAM WOULD BE MORE EQUITABLE TO ALL RELOCATEES IF THE STATUTORY MAXIMUMS ON HOUSING, RENT, AND DOWNPAYMENT SUPPLEMENTS WERE REMOVED TO LET ONLY THE COMPARABLE VALUES CONTROL THE LEVEL OF THESE PAYMENTS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RES REPT NO 148-3
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011
  • Authors:
    • Buffington, J L
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 150 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM