Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Community Planning (MCP)


Community Planning and Area Development

First Advisor

Marjorie Jensen


The purpose of this Masters Research Project is to determine the extent of need for subsidized housing among the physically handicapped and sight and hearing impaired populations of Providence, Rhode Island, with a view to making recommendations for improvements in both the supply and quality of residential units provided for these people by the Providence Housing Authority. In addition, an examination is made of the minimum requirements mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Section 504, Title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended) for upgrades to the PHA housing stock, and an analysis is conducted of the necessary improvements to be made at each of the Authority's developments during the early 1990's.