Professor Kirk McClure, Ph.D.

Professor
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Kirk McClure is a professor of urban planning in the School of Public Affairs and Administration. His teaching and research examines housing market behavior and evaluates federal affordable housing programs. His research has been supported by multiple grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He was Scholar in Residence at HUD’s Department of Policy Development and Research. He is a two-time winner of the Fannie Mae Best Paper in Housing Award and is a recipient of the Best Paper Award from the Urban Affairs Association. He earned his Ph.D. in Urban Planning at the University of California, Berkeley with specializations in housing policy and public finance. He earned his master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. McClure is Associate Editor of Housing Policy Debate and serves on the boards of editors for Housing Studies and the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

Teaching

Teach courses in housing policy and housing market behavior, real estate investment analysis for planners, community and neighborhood revitalization, and quantitative research methods for planners.

Teaching Interests

  • Housing policy
  • Real estate investment analysis
  • Neighborhood revitalization
  • Quantitative methods

Research

Primary interests are in the areas of housing and real estate development. Areas of emphasis include: housing policy, affordable housing, poverty deconcentration, housing market analysis, Housing Choice Voucher program, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program

Research Interests

  • Housing policy
  • Affordable housing, poverty deconcentration
  • Housing market analysis
  • Housing Choice Voucher program
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program

Service

McClure serves on the editorial boards of Housing Studies and the Journal of Planning Education and Research. McClure is Associate Editor of Housing Policy Debate.

Memberships

American Planning Association
Urban Affairs Association
Urban Land Institute

Selected Publications

McClure, K. (in press). The Allocation of Rental Assistance Resources: The Paradox of High Housing Costs and High Vacancy Rates . International Journal of Housing Policy.

McClure, K. (in press). What should be the future of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program? Housing Policy Debate.

McClure, K. (2018). Federal Housing Policy. In K. B. Anacker, A. T. Carswell, & S. D. Kirby (Eds.), Introduction to Housing, Second Edition. University of Georgia Press.

McClure, K. Gurran, N. & Bramley, G. (2017). Planning, Housing Supply and Affordable Development in the USA. In N. Gurran & G. Bramley (Eds.), Urban Planning and the Housing Market: International Perspectives for Policy and Practice (pp. 165-200). Palgrave McMillan.

McClure, K. (2017). The Future of Housing Policy: Fungibility of rental Housing Programs to Better Fit With Market Need. Housing Policy Debate, 26(3), 486-489. Routledge Taylor & Franxcis. DOI:10.1080/10511482.2017.1298212 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10511482.2017.1298212?needAccess=true

McClure, K. (2017). Length of Stay in Assisted Housing. Cityscape, 20(1), 11-38. https://www.huduser.gov/portal/periodicals/cityscpe/vol20num1/article1.html

Schwartz, A. F., McClure, K. & Taghavi, L. B. (2016). Vouchers and Neighborhood Distress: The Unrealized Potential for Families with Housing Choice Vouchers to Reside in Neighborhoods with Low Levels of Distress. Cityscape, 18(3), 207-227. https://www.huduser.gov/portal/periodicals/cityscpe/vol18num3/article14.html

McClure, K. (Ed.). (2015). A Review of "The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy" by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley Journal of Urban Affairs, 37(5), 651-653. DOI:10.1111/juaf.12124

McClure, K. & Johnson, B. J. (2015). Housing Programs Fail to Deliver on Neighborhood Quality, Reexamined. Housing Policy Debate, 25(3), 463-496. DOI:10.1080/10511482.2014.944201 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10511482.2014.944201#.VLyLEdh0xUQ

McClure, K. (2015). Comment on "What is a 'Great' Neighborhood? An Analysis of APA's Top Rated Places". Journal of the American Planning Association, 81(3), 233-234. DOI:10.1080/01944363.2015.1077087

McClure, K. Schwarz, A. F., & Taghavi, L. (2015). Housing Choice Voucher Location Patterns a Decade Later. Housing Policy Debate, 25(2), 208-214. DOI:10.1080/10511482.2014.921223 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10511482.2014.921223#.VLyKj9h0xUQ

Selected Grants

McClure, Kirk, (Principal), Length of Stay in Assisted Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development, $43,537, Submitted 08/19/2016 (09/30/2016 - 07/31/2017) . Federal. Status: Funded.

McClure, Kirk, (Principal), Exploratory Study of HUD's Project Based Rental Assistance Transfer Authority, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, $15,876, Submitted 05/19/2015 (06/04/2015 - 09/17/2015) . Federal. Status: Funded.

McClure, Kirk, (Participant), Presentations at the Festival of Urbanism at the University of Sydney, 2014, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, $7,500 ({ }), (10/01/2014 - 11/30/2014) . Foreign (company, govt, agencies, etc.). Status: Funded.

McClure, Kirk, (Participant), Scholar-in-Residence, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, $7,500, (09/01/2011 - 12/16/2011) . Federal. Status: Funded.

McClure, Kirk, (Researcher), Housing Affordability in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Mid-America Regional Council, $9,500, (05/01/2011 - 08/31/2011) . Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded.

McClure, Kirk, (Principal), The effect of housing assistance on the count of households with worst case housing needs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, $28,400, (09/01/2010 - 02/28/2011) . Federal. Status: Funded.

McClure, Kirk, (Principal), The ability of Housing Choice Voucher Program to locate in neighborhoods with high levels of opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, $38,964, (10/01/2008 - 08/30/2009) . Federal. Status: Funded.

McClure, Kirk, (Principal), Affordable Housing Needs of Kansas City North, Greater Kansas City Foundation, $30,000, (08/01/2007 - 07/30/2008) . Foundation. Status: Funded.


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