Brief CHA Transformation: Children and Youth
CHA Families and the Plan for Transformation Series
Megan Gallagher
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Child outcomes have been a special focus for the HOPE VI Panel Study since the baseline study in 2001. On one hand, children are the most likely to benefit in important ways from improved housing quality such as exposure to lead paint or mold. On the other hand, moving can disrupt their education and friendships and put older youth at risk for conflict with local gangs. This brief examines how relocation has affected the well-being of the youngest former Madden/Wells residents. We find that these youth are doing relatively well; however, there are some reasons for concern, especially for boys.
Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Children and youth Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Housing vouchers and mobility Child welfare Neighborhoods and youth development Public and assisted housing Youth development
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center