Relocating Vulnerable Public Housing Families

Brief

Relocating Vulnerable Public Housing Families

Brief 5
December 1, 2010

The Chicago Family Case Management Demonstration was an innovative effort to improve the circumstances and life chances of CHAs most vulnerable families, with the goal of ensuring stable housing in better conditions. This brief explores relocation outcomes for Demonstration participants, including their experiences with relocation services. Generally, participants live in much better housing in neighborhoods where they feel safer. However, most still live in public housing, and their new neighborhoods are still poor, racially segregated, and crime ridden. To better serve vulnerable families, relocation counseling needs to be intensive, long term, and integrated with other services.

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