ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF FREEWAY DISPLACEMENT TO RESIDENTS RELOCATED UNDER THE 1968 AND 1970 RELOCATION PROGRAMS

VARIOUS STUDIES HAVE BEEN MADE TO DETERMINE THE CONSEQUENCES TO RESIDENTS WHO WERE DISPLACED BY FREEWAYS AND RELOCATED UNDER FEDERAL AND STATE PROGRAMS SUPERSEDED BY THE 1968 AND 1970 VERSIONS. SINCE THE 1968 AND 1970 RELOCATION PROGRAMS HAVE PROVIDED RELOCATEES WITH CONSIDERABLY MORE RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IN TERMS OF BOTH SERVICES AND PAYMENTS, A STUDY WAS NEEDED TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SUCH PROGRAMS IN REDUCING THE ADVERSE EFFECTS ON RESIDENTS DISPLACED BY FREEWAYS. A SURVEY WAS MADE OF 171 URBAN RELOCATEES IN 2 MAJOR URBAN AREAS IN TEXAS TO OBTAIN FACTS AND OPINIONS CONCERNING THEIR FREEWAY DISPLACEMENT EXPERIENCES. THE STUDY REVEALED THAT MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF THE RELOCATEES UPGRADED THEIR HOUSING, MOST OF THEM DOING SO VOLUNTARILY. THE EXTENT OF UPGRADING OF HOUSING BY RELOCATEES CAUSED A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN HOUSING COSTS, AND REPLACEMENT HOUSING PAYMENTS DID NOT COVER ADEQUATELY THE INCREASED COSTS. THE EXTENT TO WHICH RELOCATEES UPGRADED THEIR HOUSING VARIED SIGNIFICANTLY WITH SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF RELOCATEES. RELOCATEES WHO ORIGINALLY LIVED IN SUBSTANDARD HOUSING TENDED TO MOVE INTO STANDARD OR ABOVE-STANDARD REPLACEMENT HOUSING. THIS PAPER COMPARES FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY WITH THOSE OF FORMER STUDIES THAT DEALT WITH THE SAME SUBJECT.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 29-42
  • Monograph Title: Citizen participation and housing displacement
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022673
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM