Dr. Kelly Patterson is a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Urban Studies and an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo. Her research and teaching focuses on social welfare policy, low income housing, neighborhood revitalization, and community development. She has books, book chapters, and journal articles on these topics.
Dr. Patterson’s research focuses on subsidized housing, segregation and inequality in regional housing markets, and homelessness. Her current research projects include siting affordable housing in shrinking cities, the role of anchor institutions in housing and community development, the effectiveness of the HUD-VASH program for formally homeless Veterans, and social service utilization of homeless women.
B.A., Sociology, North Carolina Central University
M.S., Public Affairs, State University of New York at Buffalo
Ph.D., Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Patterson is a board member of Belmont Housing Services in Buffalo, New York. Belmont is largest low-income housing developer in western New York. She was also co-chair of the 2014 conference program committee for the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). In addition to these activities, she is a manuscript referee for Urban Affairs Review, Housing Policy Debate, Journal of Community Practice, the Community Development Journal, and, Journal of Urban Affairs, and other publications.
“Neighborhood Outcomes of Formally Homeless Veterans Participating in the HUD-VASH Program.” Journal of Community Practice, 22:3, 2014. (with Tom Nochajski, and Laiyun Wu).
“Trapped in Poor Places? An Assessment of the Residential Spatial Patterns of Housing Choice Voucher Holders in 2004 and 2008.” Journal of Social Service Research 38 (5): 637-655, 2012. (with Eun-Hye Enki Yoo)
“William Worthy’s Concept of ‘Institutional Rape’ Revisited: Anchor Institutions and Residential Displacement in Buffalo, NY.” Humanity & Society. (with Rob Silverman and Jade Lewis)
Schools and Urban Revitalization: Rethinking Institutions and Community Development. New York: Routledge, 2013. (with Rob Silverman)
“Chasing a Paper Tiger: Evaluating Buffalo’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice,” Current Urban Studies, 1(3), 2013. (with Rob Silverman and Jade Lewis).
“Dawn of the Dead City: An Exploratory Analysis of Vacant Addresses in Buffalo, NY 2008-2010,” Journal of Urban Affairs, 35(2) 131-152, 2013. (with Rob Silverman and Li Yin).
“The Four Horsemen of the Fair Housing Apocalypse: A Critique of Fair Housing Policy in the U.S.,” Critical Sociology, 38(1): 123-140, 2012. (with Rob Silverman).
Fair and Affordable Housing in the US: Trends, Outcomes, Future Directions. Boston: Brill, 2011 and Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2012. (with Rob Silverman).
“The Effects of Perceived Funding Trends on Nonprofit Advocacy: A National Survey of Nonprofit Advocacy Organizations in the United States,” International Journal of Public Sector Management, 24(5): 435-351, 2011 (with Rob Silverman) (2012 Emerald Literati Network, Highly Commended Article Award).
“A Case for Expanding Nonprofit Activities in Affordable Housing: An Analysis of Low-income Housing Tax Credit Outcomes 1987-2006,” Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, 17(1):33-48, 2011 (with Rob Silverman).
“How Local Public Administrators, Non-Profit Providers and Elected Officials Perceive Impediments to Fair Housing in the Suburbs: An Analysis of Erie County, New York.” Housing Policy Debate, 21(1): 165-188, 2011 (with Rob Silverman).
“The Effects of Perceived Funding Trends on Nonprofit Advocacy: A National Survey of Nonprofit Advocacy Organizations in the United States,” International Journal of Public Sector Management, 24(5): 435-451, 2011 (with Rob Silverman).