This article examines the values and policies that have shaped these stereotypes and critiques of public housing in the United States since its beginning in the 1930s. American public housing never fully succeeding is a matter of how we chose to implement it, not a problem inherent to the concept itself.
Shawn is a recent graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning Planning program at UCLA. She holds an undergraduate degree in history from the University of New Mexico. Shawn's interests focus on the nexus between twentieth century urban, social, and political history, especially as they relate to housing.