Mobility Counseling

Mobility Counseling:

Powerful Two-Gen Strategy for Interrupting the Cycle of Poverty


Join Open Communities Alliance, our partners, and legislators to learn about Mobility Counseling, a powerful tool that can radically boost outcomes for low income families with housing vouchers interested in moving to thriving communities. For many low income families, such moves are one of the most effective paths to increased incomes and college attendance, decreased single parenthood and teenage pregnancy, and improved health outcomes, all of which contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty, increasing tax revenue, and saving millions of dollars in social service costs.

Many families also wish to stay in neighborhoods working towards revitalization. Increasing housing choices for historically disenfranchised families is an important component of a two pronged strategy for transforming outcomes for low income families and communities and complements intensive strategic investments in disinvested neighborhoods.

We will be joined Sebi Devlin-Flotz of Opportunity Insights, a research non-profit advancing data analysis and solutions flowing from the work of Harvard Economist Raj Chetty, which has produced powerful data demonstrating that zip code matters in its Opportunity Atlas, and recently released an important comprehensive report demonstrating dramatic positive outcomes from effectively run mobility counseling. We will also be joined by Adria Crutchfield, a member of the mobility counseling technical assistance consortium Mobility Works and the Executive Director of the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership, one of the most successful mobility counseling agencies in the country.  We are grateful that several legislators, including Senator Saud Anwar, Representatives Brandon McGee, and Jason Rojas will also be joining us for this event.


Thanks to our partners at the Affordable Housing Alliance and the Partnership for Strong Communities for helping spread the word about this event!



September 26, 2019 at 2:00pm - 4pm
Legislative Office Building- Room 2C
300 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
United States
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Taniqua Huguley ·

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  • Open Communities Alliance
  • 75 Charter Oak Avenue
  • Suite 1-200
  • Hartford, CT 06106
  • Phone: 860-610-6040