Tag: moving to opportunity

Getting Affordable Housing Near Good Schools

A new housing acquisition model is focusing on a specific criteria to increase access to opportunity for very low-income families.

Housing Policy Key to Freddie Gray’s Baltimore–and the City’s Future

“What happens to a dream deferred?” asked Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. “Maybe it just sags like a heavy load,” he opined. “Or does...

Transportation and Fair Housing Part 1: We Need a Better Measure...

Factoring in costs that tend to be lower in urban high-poverty neighborhoods, but not costs that tend to be higher there makes the H+T Index unsuitable as a tool for locating low-income housing.

Transportation and Fair Housing Part 2: Consider Transportation Cost to Make...

The H+T Index should be used to site affordable housing, because it can identify which high-opportunity areas also are truly affordable in terms of transportation costs.

No Vacancy! Moving to Opportunity in Baltimore’s suburbs

Moving to Opportunity, an integration program helping poor Black public housing residents move to the suburbs, created a white political backlash that limited the national program.

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