Former Housing Resident Survey

25% of survey complete.
You are invited to take part in a research study about the effects and outcomes of public housing demolition in Atlanta. This study seeks to examine the effects and outcomes of public housing demolition in the city of Atlanta. A federal housing initiative called HOPE VI was implemented in Atlanta for the purpose of demolishing obsolete public housing units. Current and former public housing residents are invited to answer a few questions about their housing experiences.

In addition, the study will look at selected communities to analyze broad patterns of relocation. No individual residence will be identified.

As a study participant, you are asked to complete a simple questionnaire containing 10 questions. Your participation is confidential and your responses are strictly voluntary. No personal identifying information (other than age and gender) will be captured or maintained in the data records. There is no known risk to the participant. However, study participants will have the opportunity to contribute positively to social science knowledge that pertains to affordable housing issues in Atlanta.

Should you have any questions about the study at any time, you may contact the principal investigator, Valerie J. Alexander at, or faculty advisor, Dr. William H. Boone at

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Question Title

1. STATEMENT OF CONSENT: I have read the above statement and have had my questions answered to my satisfaction. By taking this survey, I certify that I am currently OR have been a resident of Atlanta public housing. My participation in this study is strictly voluntary, and I have not been coerced in any way by anyone.