Brief The Limits of Relocation: Employment and Family Well-Being among Former Madden/Wells Residents
CHA Families and the Plan for Transformation Series
Diane K. Levy
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Despite many gains in quality of life standards, the HOPE VI program and related efforts have been less successful in helping residents move toward self-sufficiency. In recent years, the CHA has increased its efforts to promote self-sufficiency for its residents, through both its FamilyWorks case management services and Opportunity Chicago, connecting residents to the labor force. In this brief, we explore what has happened to Madden/Wells respondents' economic status since 2009. Our analysis indicates that although employment rates have not increased, respondents have experienced some gains in economic well-being. However, respondents continue to face considerable economic hardship.
Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Children and youth Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Employment and income data Housing vouchers and mobility Child welfare Neighborhoods and youth development Public and assisted housing
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center