Brief Assisted Housing Mobility and the Success of Low-Income Minority Families: Lessons for Policy, Practice, and Future Research
Margery Austin Turner, Xavier de Souza Briggs
Display Date
Download Report
(104.72 KB)

The federal Moving to Opportunity program (MTO) was designed to help poor minority families move from distressed, high poverty neighborhoods to better locations, thereby improving their quality of life and long term chances for well-being. Low income families living in concentrated poverty face a variety of challenges to their safety, health, and economic health, including poor schools, high crime and unemployment. This brief examines areas where the MTO program helped movers with those challenges, areas still problematic even after moving, and factors affecting those outcomes and considers policy implications for the next generation of assisted housing mobility initiatives.
Research Areas Children and youth Families Social safety net Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Economic well-being Housing markets Sexual attitudes and behavior Child welfare
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center