Faculty Advisor

Theyel, Gregory


Two very sheltered housing schemes in LB Merton suffer from a lack of suitable applicants, as illustrated by the lack of a waiting list for the schemes. Our IQP team identified some of the main causes for this applicant shortage by reviewing tenant and scheme records, conducting interviews with the tenants, administrative figures, and members of the application review board, and reviewing housing and social services policies. We then isolated eight factors that limit applications to these schemes and proposed specific recommendations for addressing each issue.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs