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Understanding housing and health through the lens of transitional housing members in a high-incarceration Baltimore City neighborhood: the GROUP Ministries Photovoice Project to promote community redevelopment

TitleUnderstanding housing and health through the lens of transitional housing members in a high-incarceration Baltimore City neighborhood: the GROUP Ministries Photovoice Project to promote community redevelopment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGrieb, SM, Joseph, RM, Pridget, A, Smith, H, Harris, R, Ellen, J
JournalHealth & Place
Volume21
Pagination20-8
Date PublishedMay
ISBN Number1873-2054 (Electronic)1353-8292 (Linking)
Accession Number23399886
Abstract

In this study we used photovoice to better understand transitional housing residents' perceptions of housing and health at the individual and community levels. Discussion sessions were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed through a modified constant comparison approach. The results demonstrate that participants had a rich understanding of the complex connections between housing, neighborhood, and health that were intimately tied to the spatial concentration of incarceration in their community. The men identified social and physical sources of stress that manifest in a community-wide sense of hopelessness; however, utilization of community social networks and social capital provide opportunities for addressing these issues locally.