The Limits of Relocation: Employment and Family Well-Being among Former Madden/Wells Residents

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The Limits of Relocation: Employment and Family Well-Being among Former Madden/Wells Residents

CHA Families and the Plan for Transformation Series
August 11, 2010

Despite many gains in quality of life standards, the HOPE VI program and related efforts have been less successful in helping residents move toward self-sufficiency. In recent years, the CHA has increased its efforts to promote self-sufficiency for its residents, through both its FamilyWorks case management services and Opportunity
Chicago, connecting residents to the labor force. In this brief, we explore what has happened to Madden/Wells respondents' economic status since 2009. Our analysis indicates that although employment rates have not increased, respondents have experienced some gains in economic well-being. However, respondents continue to face considerable economic hardship.

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