Date of Award
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
School of Professional Studies
One of Worcester Interfaith’s goals is to eradicate the stigma of affordable housing in Worcester. Currently, the perception of affordable housing is of an image of unkept and old residences filled with destitute citizens who cannot afford basic needs to live in a city, let alone housing. This image is perpetuated by media, stigma, and a lack of education of the true reality of affordable housing and who its recipients are. Affordable housing-qualified citizens represent a range of educations, professions, age, race, and income levels. Affordable housing units, too, represent a variety of homes, many of which are extremely well-kept and indistinguishable from regular apartment complexes.
McGuinness, Simone; Roberts, William; Gjino, Vaske; Zhou, Tong; Ma, Mengxin; and Sonpuak, Sarawadee, "Changing the Current Perception of Affordable Housing in Worcester" (2019). School of Professional Studies. 53.
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