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.

Report link: Fairfax Gardens HOPE VI Evaluation – First annual report, Dec 2013