Agency within Low/Moderate Income Community
Rizzo, Joseph Christopher
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The objective of the study is to focus on two key areas; (1) to measure qualify of life based on the type project and whether the tenant receives rental assistance based on affordable rents, stress level, affordability and safety, location, financial ability, and project management; and (2) to measure Creating Community based on the type of project and whether the tenant receives rental assistance based on communication with neighbors, comfort level, family relationship, stress level, and the project building’s resources. The use of a questionnaire, secondary data, tenant stories, and community impact study were used to measure those key areas. The use of social capital by the nonprofit developer to leverage political and financial capitals creates built capital, and in turn creates strong social capital and community. It is these bonding and bridging principals that help reshape the field and redefine agents’ habitus.