Report title: Taunton HOPE VI Evaluation – First Annual Report
Author(s): Colleen Dawicki, Robert Golder, Michael P. McCarthy, Ekaterina Starostina
Report date: December 2013
Sponsor: Taunton Housing Authority
Services: program evaluation, survey research, demographic analysis
Issue areas: housing, community development, economic development, Gateway Cities
Summary & key findings: The Urban Initiative is the evaluator for the Taunton (MA) Housing Authority’s HOPE VI project. This project involves replacing distressed public housing with two new developments while providing supportive services to the residents of the now-demolished Fairfax Gardens. This evaluation report compares current conditions to those at baseline, integrating an analysis of secondary data related to the neighborhood’s population, housing, and economic conditions with data collected through interviews of and focus groups with HOPE VI residents.