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Housing and Economic Mobility Partnership in Practice: Financial Counseling in CORE Developments

This case study describes a partnership between two nonprofits: the National Community Renaissance (CORE), an affordable housing provider, and the Family Independence Initiative (FII), a financial…

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Place, Race, and Economic Mobility

For generations, America has attracted immigrants with dreams of economic prosperity—people who believe that hard work, not the chance of birth, should determine their destiny. But evidence…

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Mixed-Income’s Anticipated and Realized Benefits

Mixed-income housing and neighborhoods are commonly advanced as a method of alleviating the harms of concentrated poverty and achieving urban revitalization. A 2013 literature review, published in…

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Improving Economic Outcomes for Residents in Mixed-Income Developments

By Archana Pyati
In theory, mixed-income communities offer low-income residents a chance to move up the socioeconomic ladder, complete a high school and/or college degree, and lead healthier lives….

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Policy Perspective: Do Work Requirements for Housing Help or Harm?

Low-income households face many barriers to economic progress. More than 27 percent of adults living below the federal poverty line have not received a high school diploma or equivalency by age 25,…

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How to Use Housing Policy to Increase Economic Mobility

Over 45 million people live in poverty in the United States, facing limited opportunities to improve their economic status or that of their children. A report from the Urban Institute, Housing Policy…

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Moving Combines with Other Risks for Highly Mobile Kids

Scholars have regularly found connections between childhood moves and adverse outcomes, such as reduced academic performance and problem behaviors. Child development experts want to better understand…

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Study Finds Shortcomings in HOPE VI Supportive Services

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE VI) grants for public housing redevelopment intended to provide housing and go…

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How and Why to Increase Neighborhood Access with Pay for Success

Families with housing assistance face numerous barriers to living in low-poverty neighborhoods. Housing mobility programs reduce these barriers through services, information, and counseling –…

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Q&A with Katherine O’Regan on Evidence, Policy, & Opportunity

Katherine M. O’Regan is the assistant secretary for policy development and research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She spearheads policy research and implementation…

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