Geospatial Analysis of Fair Market Rental Values and Section 8 Landlord Refusals: Westchester County, NY

Authors: Frank Tolbert*, Binghamton University
Topics: Human-Environment Geography, Regional Geography
Keywords: section 8, housing choice, affordable housing
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Presentation File: Download


This study aims to examine the relationship between fair market rental units and participation in federal housing subsidy program, Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) in Westchester County, New York. Westchester County is one of the wealthiest counties in the United States. Poverty deconcentration has been a more present goal for the federal government in recent years. Suburban counties like Westchester are utilized to resettle low-income populations to racially and economically diverse geographies. However, refusal to participate in federal efforts has impacted the opportunities that surround low-income families receiving vouchers. GIS, geocoding, and phone interviews with landlords will be used to analyze the state of federal housing subsidy efforts in Westchester County, New York.

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