Brief How Are HOPE VI Families Faring? Income and Employment
Diane K. Levy, Deborah R. Kaye
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This brief examines income and employment findings for working-age adults two years after the start of relocation at the five HOPE VI Panel Study sites. At follow-up in 2003, though the share of employed respondents reporting incomes greater than $15,000 rose, the majority of household incomes remained below the poverty level. Overall employment rates were unchanged since baseline, though there was significant cycling into and out of employment. We found that poor health, the presence of children younger than six years old, lack of jobs nearby, and poor transportation were barriers to employment.
Research Areas Families Social safety net Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Economic well-being Housing vouchers and mobility Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disabilities and employment Public and assisted housing Hunger and food assistance
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center