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Employment, Earnings, and Homelessness

In contrast to the portrayal of homelessness as affecting people with behavioral health problems or low employment capacity, cycles of homelessness could reflect job shifts that bring a household in…

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Upward Mobility in HUD’s Jobs Plus Program: An Expert Q&A

Amid the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) recent emphasis on policies that increase employment among assisted renters, understanding housing-based self-sufficiency…

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Upward Mobility in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program: An Expert Q&A

Amid the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) recent emphasis on policies that increase employment among assisted renters, understanding housing-based self-sufficiency…

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Why Educators, Health Professionals, and Others Focused on Economic Mobility Should Care about Housing

Cities striving to improve residents’ lives often focus on such issues as schools, parks, jobs, or health. Often overlooked is something equally fundamental. Trace the lineage of many social…

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Does the Family Self-Sufficiency Program Work? National Evidence May Not Tell the Whole Story

by Steven Brown
Although many have expressed legitimate concerns about Secretary Carson’s goal of moving people out of US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) assistance, the reality…

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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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