Federal colonias policy in California: Too broad and too narrow

  title={Federal colonias policy in California: Too broad and too narrow},
  author={Vinit Mukhija and Paavo Monkkonen},
  journal={Housing Policy Debate},
  pages={755 - 780}
Abstract In this article, we compare colonias in Texas and California and evaluate the federal policy relating to them. In Texas, designated colonias are recently subdivided but unregulated housing settlements that lack infrastructure. California's designated colonias are old communities, with varying demographics, infrastructure needs, and jurisdictional authority. Because subdivisions are strongly regulated in California, we did not expect to find designated colonias there. In actuality… 
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