The ability to afford a decent stable home is a primary concern for families seeking to achieve mobility from poverty. This memo describes the scope of the housing affordability crisis, the market challenges that impede affordability, current policy responses, and options for improving...
Beginning with the landmark Gautreaux housing desegregation lawsuit, local programs have used federally funded housing vouchers to help low-income families move from neighborhoods of poverty and distress to neighborhoods that offer greater opportunity. The latest evidence finds that such “moves...
Beginning with the settlement houses of the late 19th century, practitioners and policymakers have worked to tackle the challenges of poverty in place through an evolving set of strategies. Since then, federal, state, and local governments; philanthropy; charitable organizations; and research...
- President and CEO
- Isabelle and Scott Black Professor of Political Economy
- President and CEO
- Chief Executive Officer
- Founder, President, and CEO
- Morris M. Doyle Centennial Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology
- Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
- William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs
- Dean, Woodrow Wilson School
- Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics
- Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics
- Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities
- Former Chancellor
- Maurice P. During '22 Professor of Demographic Studies; Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
- Senior Vice President of Criminal Justice
- Morgridge Family Economic Security Innovator in Residence
- University Professor
Restoring the American Dream
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and staffed and supported by the Urban Institute, the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty was tasked with answering one big, bold question: What Would It Take to Dramatically Increase Mobility from Poverty? Specifically, the Partnership was...