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Major Professor

Susan Greenbaum, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Kevin A. Yelvington, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Jacqueline H. Messing, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Cheryl R. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Margarethe B. Kusenbach, M.D.


Housing, Urban social policy, Neoliberalism, HOPE VI, Tampa


This dissertation explores the impact of HOPE VI (Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere), a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program, on Tampa's Greenwood neighborhood. The program represents a policy shift away from traditional public housing toward a "mixed income" model that has effectively privatized public housing. Through a HOPE VI program implemented in Tampa in 2000, two public housing complexes were demolished and redeveloped in this way. While some former residents of public housing relocated to other public housing complexes, many moved to apartments and houses in the private rental market with Section 8 subsidized housing vouchers-many to Tampa's Greenwood neighborhood. In the dissertation, I examine how these policy changes affect both those relocated to the neighborhood and those already living in the neighborhood. The dissertation also examines the social dynamics of Greenwood in order to understand an actual mixed income neighborhood. In addition, the dissertation is concerned with the intersection of HOPE VI with other neoliberal trends in Greenwood-such as models for social order and particular discourses.