The Benefits and Costs of Residential Mobility Programmes for the Poor

  title={The Benefits and Costs of Residential Mobility Programmes for the Poor},
  author={Michael P. Johnson and Helen F. Ladd and Jens Ludwig},
  journal={Housing Studies},
  pages={125 - 138}
By enabling low-income families to move from high- to low-poverty neighbourhoods, tenant-based rental subsidies for poor families have the potential to reduce the degree of economic segregation in the US. This paper provides a framework for identifying the benefits and costs of such housing mobility programmes, and reviews the available empirical evidence on the net effects of quasi- or formal randomised housing mobility experiments. The best available evidence suggests that families in public… 
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