Adolescents in Public Housing : Addressing Psychological and by Von Nebbitt Ph.D.

By Von Nebbitt Ph.D.

Von E. Nebbitt is an affiliate professor on the Jane Addams collage of Social paintings on the college of Illinois at Chicago.

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Five volumes focus on demolishing older housing projects, retaining public housing developments (Bennett, Smith, & Wright 2006; Goetz 2003; Popkin et al. 2000; Vale 2002), or exploring the dynamics and processes within and between resident organizations and local housing authorities (Venkatesh 2002). Earlier volumes—Rainwater’s Behind Ghetto Walls (1970) and Newman’s Defensible Space (1973)—were premised on the assumption that public housing neighborhoods are bastions of social problems. , neighborhood, family, parents, peers, self).

S. cities (Popkin 2007). Transformation efforts, however, only affected a small percentage of public housing in select large cities (Stoloff 2004). 5 million public housing units were eligible for redevelopment (Popkin et al. 2004). Popkin (2007:2) argued: It is also clear that the transformation effort has not yet achieved its full potential to improve the lives of poor, minority families. There is evidence that original residents … have ended up in other troubled public housing developments or been “lost” during the relocation process.

It is the authors’ hope that this volume stimulates a discussion on the hundreds of thousands of families living in public housing neighborhoods unaffected by HOPE VI. The authors also hope that the volume provides practitioners with actionable information to help improve the lives of minority adolescents living in urban public housing. A Framework for Inquiry into Neighborhood–Institutional Relationships Related to Public Housing and Adolescent Development ODIS JOHNSON, JR. AND VON E. NEBBITT INTRODUCTION INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS PUBLIC HOUSING developments have ecological structures, features, and functions similar to those that define neighborhoods.

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