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How Long Do Households Stay in Assisted Housing Programs?

Households that enter a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) assisted housing program to help extremely low-income renters can sometimes remain in it indefinitely, but can also leave…

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What Role Does Age Play in the Geography of Opportunity?

Housing policymakers often grapple with the geography of opportunity, or the extent to which geographically determined socioeconomic, economic, and institutional factors affect outcomes and…

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How Many Adults with Disabilities Receive HUD Assistance?

About 40 million people in the United States have a cognitive, physical, or sensory disability, and they experience lower rates of educational attainment, poorer health outcomes, and higher rates of…

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What the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program Could Mean for the Future of Public Housing

Why has the Rental Assistance Demonstration program (RAD) expanded so quickly, and what are the implications for its future? James Hanlon details the history of the structure of low-income housing…

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Some Childhood Health Behaviors Are Influenced by Caretakers’ Social Networks

Do healthy behaviors of caretakers’ social networks influence children’s health? Alene Kennedy-Hendricks and her colleagues examined this question by surveying 209 heads of household and their…

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Data Can Inspire Targeted Services for Children in DC Public Housing

by James Gastner and Mark Treskon
More than one in five families with children living in Washington, DC, have income below the federal poverty level. For these families, rental assistance can free…

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Living in Subsidized Housing Is Positively Associated with Adult Well-Being

How does living in subsidized housing as a teenager relate to annual earnings and incarceration as an adult? This paper clarifies how housing matters for many low-income families, finding that more…

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Transforming Housing, Transforming Lives?

In her new book, No Simple Solutions: Transforming Public Housing in Chicago, Urban Institute senior fellow Susan Popkin chronicles the effects of Chicago’s Plan for Transformation, the…

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Waiting Lists for Rental Assistance Indicate an Insufficient Availability of Housing Resources

With just one in four eligible households receiving federal rental assistance, waiting lists are common and can be long. To better understand waiting lists, the National Low Income Housing Coalition…

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The Initial Outcomes and Challenges of Choice Neighborhoods

Through investments in housing improvements combined with broader neighborhood safety and redevelopment efforts, the federal Choice Neighborhoods Initiative aims to strengthen low-income…

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