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Title: THE KILLER HOMES? An Exploration Into The Miller Homes Analyzing Its Success As A Community
Authors: Wilson, Roman
Advisors: Fernandez-Kelly, Patricia
Department: Sociology
Class Year: 2014
Abstract: Modern scholarship as well as popular media dismisses the use of high-rise housing for low-income populations because of its failure in the past. The period of time when these communities were doing well is forgotten. In this research I perform in depth interviews with former residents to investigate what it was like living in the Miller Homes during their time. I find that the Miller Homes was a thriving community in its first two decades. The community was strong and connected, with resources such as kids programs teaching the new generation of kids. The community of the Miller Homes could be a model for future lowincome housing projects. Finally, I call for the reexamination of high-rise housing given that the resources to maintain are available.
Extent: 73 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Sociology, 1954-2017

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