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Housing assistance is a safety net, not a springboard to economic opportunity

Smith, Robin E., Popkin, Susan J., George, Taz and Comey, Jennifer (2014) Housing assistance is a safety net, not a springboard to economic opportunity. LSE American Politics and Policy (23 Sep 2014). Website.

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Housing assistance in the United States is unusual: unlike many other forms of public assistance, it is not an entitlement and serves only about one-quarter of eligible households. Researchers know a lot about outcomes for the lucky few who receive assistance, but what about those who lose it? In the largest study of its kind, a team from the Urban Institute, including Robin E. Smith, Susan J. Popkin, Taz George, and Jennifer Comey, examined the post-assistance trajectories of families from five US cities. The results point to the need to smooth often vulnerable families’ transition off of housing aid.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2014 10:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:24

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