Have MTO Families Lost Access to Opportunity Neighborhoods Over Time?

Brief

Have MTO Families Lost Access to Opportunity Neighborhoods Over Time?

Abstract

Families in HUD's Moving to Opportunity program had the chance to move to neighborhoods with lower poverty, lower crime rates and, presumably, more opportunities for employment, good schools and better quality of life. Did they benefit from the moves and did they remain there to continue those benefits? This brief identifies patterns of moving for MTO families and the characteristics of the neighborhoods both from and to which they moved.

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