Brief Relocation Is Not Enough
Employment Barriers among HOPE VI Families
Diane K. Levy, Mark Woolley
Display Date
Download Report
(102.25 KB)

In addition to providing residents with an improved living environment, the HOPE VI program seeks to help them attain self-sufficiency. However, while there have been dramatic improvements in quality of life, there have been no overall changes in employment. HOPE VI residents' poor health impedes their ability to work. Efforts that address physical and mental health and other key barriers, such as education and safe, affordable child care availability, could prove more effective than job training or placement efforts alone in improving the chances that former and current public housing residents move into employment or retain jobs they already have.
Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Families Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Economic well-being Housing vouchers and mobility Housing markets Federal urban policies Public and assisted housing
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center