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To Turn Around NYC’s Housing Authority, Look to Chicago

by Susan J. Popkin
In a sign of the current state of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), more than 14,000 tenants were without heat or heated water amid the recent polar vortex, when…

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Asthma among Adults in Boston Varies with Housing Assistance

Indoor housing quality problems, which are commonly found in public housing, are associated with asthma. Prior research has found that adults living in assisted housing (either public housing or…

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Municipal Policy Interventions to Address Evictions

by Tara Raghuveer, Founder and Director, Kansas City Eviction Project
What will it take to guarantee that every person in Kansas City has a truly and permanently affordable, healthy, accessible, and…

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Community Revitalization Efforts Can Improve Public School Performance

The economic integration of a community and its neighborhood school is inextricably linked. High concentrations of poverty in schools negatively affect student classroom performance, graduation…

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How Housing Authorities Can Support Schools: Lessons from Denver

After-school programs (ASPs) in low-income neighborhoods provide academic enrichment, mentoring and support, and recreational activities to children and youth, all of which are typically enjoyed by…

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Assisted Housing May Lead to Health Benefits for Low-Income Renters

Americans are spending more on health care than they ever have, yet the nation has one of the lowest life expectancy rates among developed countries. Factors such as access to healthy food, housing,…

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Secure and Healthy Housing Situations: Can the Proposed Budget Deliver?

by Maya Brennan and Veronica Gaitán
“A secure, healthy housing situation is a foundation on which families can establish economic security, improve their quality of life, and form strong…

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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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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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