Tickets From Poverty to a Better Future
Giving poor families more choices in where to live can greatly improve health
How Housing Vouchers Can Fight Residential Segregation
Eva Rosen, The Nation, March 15, 2016, available here
Vouchers shouldn’t merely keep people off the streets; they should help families move to neighborhoods with more opportunities.
By untethering federal housing aid from the disadvantaged neighborhoods to which it was once attached, vouchers offer millions of poor Americans the opportunity to move to a new neighborhood where streets are safe, schools have resources to teach their children, and jobs are bountiful.
Realizing the Housing Voucher Program’s Potential to Enable Families to Move to Better Neighborhoods
Barbara Sard and Douglas Rice, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, January 12, 2016, available here
Housing Choice Vouchers help families afford decent, stable housing, avoid homelessness, and make ends meet. They also enable children to grow up in better neighborhoods and thereby enhance their chances of long-term health and success. Still, 280,000 children in families using vouchers lived in extremely poor neighborhoods in 2014.
A new CBPP paper shows that Housing Choice Vouchers could do much more to help children grow up in safer, low-poverty neighborhoods with good schools.Read more
OCA and Partnership Highlight Mobility Counseling to Address Segregation
Learn more about Mobility Counseling - A Strategy that Works to Create Access to Opportunity
Join us! Wednesday, January 28th at 9:00 (coffee & conversation @ 8:30) at the Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Open Communities' Participates in NYU - Furman Center's Slow Debate
Do Federally Assisted Households Have Access to High Performing Public Schools?
Finding Home: Voices of the Baltimore Mobility Program
Stefanie DeLuca and Jessi Stafford, available here
Policy Brief: Prescription for a New Neighborhood? Housing Vouchers as a Public Health Intervention
Kami Kruckenberg and Phil Tegeler, Poverty & Race Research Action Council, July 2010, available hereRead more
Annotated Bibliography of Housing Mobility Research 2010-2012
Poverty & Race Research Action Council, Prepared for the Fifth National Conference on Assisted Housing Mobility, June 11-12, 2012, available here