Brief Overcoming Concentrated Poverty and Isolation
Ten Lessons for Policy and Practice
Margery Austin Turner, Lynette A. Rawlings
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During the 1990s, the Department of Housing and Urban Development launched three rigorous research demonstrations testing alternative strategies for helping low-income families escape the isolation and distress of high-poverty, central-city communities. All three demonstrations were carefully designed to include rigorous controls and systematic data collection so that their implementation and impacts could be systematically evaluated. And all three are now generating provocative results that offer new insights for ongoing program experimentation and policy development. We draw ten broad lessons--including lessons about the potential for success, about the realities families face, about implementing complex strategies, and about obstacles to success.
Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Race and equity Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Housing vouchers and mobility Federal urban policies Transportation Racial segregation Job opportunities Public and assisted housing
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
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