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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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Seattle’s Collaborative Approach to Tackling Recidivism

Though the relationship between homelessness and criminal recidivism is not clearly understood, the two are inextricably linked. Research has found that the prevalence of prior homelessness among…

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Early Insights from the Jobs Plus Pilot Program

To address barriers to employment and advancement among public housing residents, who live in some of America’s most economically challenged communities, the Jobs Plus program provides employment…

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Does Access to Jobs Affect Housing Location Choices of Low-Income Households?

Historically, low-income households have concentrated in inner cities because of limited housing options, housing market discrimination, and other economic conditions. But in recent decades, they…

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Changes in Local Employment Associated with Gentrification

Do local residents in low-income neighborhoods benefit from nearby employment opportunities that result from gentrification? Rachel Meltzer and Pooya Ghorbani explore this question, examining changes…

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“Double Precarity”: Housing Loss Can Fuel Job Loss

After experiencing a forced move, workers “find themselves in a situation of double precarity: the job and the home both on shaky ground,” according to research by Matthew Desmond and Carl…

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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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