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dc.contributor.advisorNabeel Hamdi.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPogharian, Sevag V. (Sevag Vasken)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialn-us--- n-us-maen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-29T16:46:49Z
dc.date.available2012-02-29T16:46:49Z
dc.date.copyright1990en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/69261
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1990.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 66-71).en_US
dc.description.abstractA large share of households remain poorly housed in the United States despite the steady improvement in overall housing conditions throughout the postwar period. Households that face the greatest difficulty in gaining access to suitable housing are those with low-income, i.e. those in the market for low-cost rental housing. These households have difficulty in gaining access to suitable housing because of the mismatch between the demand for such housing and the available supply. We examine conversions of existing multifamily housing as a way of expanding the housing supply at sub markets which directly serve low-income households. It is assumed that by expanding these sub markets, the barriers against access to suitable housing would be reduced for low-income households. We focus on the City of Boston as well as on two specific conversion projects to illustrate some of the merits and limitations of multifamily housing conversions as a means of expanding the housing supply at low-income submarkets.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Sevag V. Pogharian.en_US
dc.format.extent71 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titleExpanding the housing supply through conversions of the existing stocken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23360618en_US


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