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Assessment and Analysis of Housing Quality and Policies in Rural Pennsylvania

September 29, 2022  | Health Care and Human Services

The purpose of this study was to assess housing quality and related policies and programs in rural Pennsylvania. The research goals and objectives focused on four areas: gaining a quantitative understanding of housing quality for rural Pennsylvania communities; understanding barriers faced by rural residents in securing loans to address home improvement; understanding municipal policy and implementation regarding housing maintenance codes; and developing policy considerations that address the key issues regarding housing quality in rural Pennsylvania.

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Tags:  housing quality index , sub-quality housing , rural housing , property maintenance codes , housing finance programs

Introducing the Center's new journal, Rural Policy: The Research Bulletin of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.