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Does the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Contribute to Poverty Concentration?

With a growing body of evidence demonstrating that neighborhoods can significantly affect people’s future outcomes (e.g., lifetime earnings), Ingrid Ellen, Keren Horn, and Katherine O’Regan…

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Balancing the Bold and Mundane: Thoughts for the Next Administration

by Kimberly Burrowes and Maya Brennan
The US population is divided, not just by ideologies, but also by deep inequalities. From President Roosevelt’s New Deal and President Johnson’s War on…

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What Happens When Children Move to Better Neighborhoods?

The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) experiment examines if moving to a lower-poverty neighborhood improves children’s long-term economic outcomes and if the gains decline when children are older. The…

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Opening the Door for Early Childhood Education

by Maya Brennan
Whether engaged in new construction or rehabilitation, housing developers know that the quality of their buildings directly affects children’s health. The physicality of…

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Can the United States End Housing Instability among the Poor?

Housing worries dominate the lives of millions of U.S. households. At present, 11.8 million renter households spend more than half of their income on housing, and more than 2.8 million renters think…

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Q&A on Evicted with Sociologist Matt Desmond

In his newly released book Evicted, sociologist and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Desmond explores life for low-income renters and their landlords in two high-poverty Milwaukee communities. The book…

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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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Inclusionary Zoning Offers Good Schools and Low-Poverty Neighborhoods

Inclusionary zoning—which either encourages or mandates developers to build a proportion of below-market-rate homes in market-rate developments—can be an effective tool in helping low-income…

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In Milwaukee, Poor Black Women Are Evicted at Alarming Rates

Approximately 16 households are evicted in Milwaukee every day. Who are they, and what is driving these numbers? To answer that question, Matthew Desmond of Harvard University analyzed 29,960…

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