Doubling up and the erosion of social capital among very low income households

  title={Doubling up and the erosion of social capital among very low income households},
  author={Kimberly Skobba and E. Goetz},
  journal={International Journal of Housing Policy},
  pages={127 - 147}
  • Kimberly Skobba, E. Goetz
  • Published 2015
  • Economics
  • International Journal of Housing Policy
  • Priced out of the market and unable to access rental assistance, very low income households often rely on their social support networks to secure housing. In this study, we use housing career interviews to explore the pathways of 77 very low income families in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area in the United States. Doubling up with family and friends accounted for 30% (206) of the 683 non-institutional housing arrangements documented in the study. While living doubled-up, the… CONTINUE READING
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