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The Unintended Consequences


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Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Introduction: Victorian England; New York Tenements; Notes Chapter 5 The Unintended Consequences: Public Housing; Community; Services; Out of Control; The New Social Control; Children Chapter 6 Divergent Neighborhoods: Barry Farm; Southwest; Notes Chapter 7 The Creation of Public Housing: The Housing Act of 1937; Residents of Public Housing; Social Programs; Notes Chapter 8 Early Public Housing in Washington, D.C.: The Alley Dwelling Authority; Working in Public Housing; Life in War Housing; The Status of Public Housing; Changes in Anacostia; Notes Chapter 9 Postwar Housing: The Rise of Urban Renewal; Public Housing Statistics; Warnings Against Concentrated Poverty; Notes Chapter 10 The Urban Renewal Experience: The Relocation of Residents; The Relocation of Businesses; Dilemma of Urban Renewal Chapter 11 Programs of the Great Society: The 1960s; The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964; The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965; Model Cities; Tenant Unrest in Public Housing; The Booke Amendments; Notes Chapter 12 The Poverty Program: UPO; The Perspective of an Executive Director; A Study of Anacostia; Notes Chapter 13 The Decline of Public Housing: Parklands; Public Housing Statistics; Changing Cities; Omnibus Act of 1981; Segregation in Public Housing; Resident Experiences; Notes Chapter 14 Crime and Education: The Proliferation of Crime; Responses to Crime; Incarceration; Drug-related Crime; Police Experience; Urban Public Education; Notes Chapter 15 Change in Washington, D.C.:Turning Around a Community; Anacostia/Congress Heights Partnerships; Children's Center; Established Neighborhood Institutions; Coordinating Services; The Efforts of Individuals (Brenda Jones, Jackie Massey, Dorothea Ferrel Chapter 16 Conclusions and Recommendations: Intent; Consequence: Deterioration of Community and Family Life; Consequence: Deterioration of Public Education; Consequence: Deterioration of Social Services; Consequence: Crime; Consequence: Deterioration of Neighb Chapter 17 Bibliography Chapter 18 Index Chapter 19 About the Authors

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James G. Banks, a native and resident of Washington D.C., served as an official for housing programs at the local and federal levels for nearly thirty years. He also served as a housing consultant for numerous clients, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal National Mortgage Association. Peter S. Banks is a writer living in Washington, D.C.

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