Neighborhood Quality and Racial Segregation

Research Report

Neighborhood Quality and Racial Segregation

Abstract

This brief focuses on the neighborhoods available to voucher recipients in Chicago. It examines the location of units with rents below Fair Market Rents, neighborhood quality where voucher holders are located, and the quality of neighborhoods with the most affordable housing. Our findings indicate that mobility efforts that do not include larger policies to curb discrimination, including stricter enforcement of fair housing policies and enforcement of local ordinances that make refusing to rent to vouchers holders illegal, are doomed to fail.

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