Mixed income housing (MIH)

Trillo, C ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5961-0706 2019, 'Mixed income housing (MIH)' , in: Sustainable Cities and Communities , Springer.

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Abstract

Mixed Income Housing (MIH) is the outcome of a deliberate effort to build a mixed-income development, usually including a variety of housing typologies, sometime combined with the goal of creating a mixed-tenure development. International consensus on a more specific definition of MIH does not exist; instead, multiple expressions can be equally used, with similar meaning. The expression MIH is mainly used within the USA context where it is sometime replaced by mixed-income neighborhood. In Europe, MIH tend to fall within initiatives on (sustainable) urban regeneration, neighborhood restructuring, urban renewal, while the UK legislation often refers to “pepper-potting” with respect to different tenures in the same neighborhood aimed to achieve MIH. Non-English-speaking countries tend to use different terms. The MIH policies are challenged by a specific connotation, i.e., in the United States it is the combination between urban poverty and black or Latinos ghettoes; hence, spatial segregation is combined with racial considerations which are less present in other countries, except for South Africa. In the USA, desegregation in public housing estates became a legal obligation following the famous 1969 Gautreaux case, because of the application of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibiting racial discrimination in federally funded activities.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Filho, WL, Azul, AM, Brandli, L, Özuyar, PG and Wall, T
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Journal or Publication Title: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Özuyar P., Wall T. (eds) Sustainable Cities and Communities. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319710617
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Depositing User: Dr Claudia Trillo
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 09:46
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 09:46
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/51521

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