A couple years ago, I happened to be in the company of a single mother of two young daughters on the day she found out her long wait for a federal housing voucher had come to an end.
Congratulations to CLPHA members Fresno Housing and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) on joining Harvard University's Opportunity's Insights' (OI) next cohort of its Creating Moves to Opportunity (CMTO) project! OI will work directly with "CMTOx sites" Fresno Housing, HACP, and other PHAs to increase access to high-opportunity neighborhoods for families with HCVs.
HUD has provided a path forward for a first-in-the-nation partnership between Minnesota’s largest public housing authorities: the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA). HUD stated that they are supportive in concept of the two PHAs forming the nation’s first Regional Moving to Work (MTW) partnership and has allowed the partners to move forward with the planning and implementation process.
A new study by Economist Raj Chetty and his research partners illustrates how the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) and King County Housing Authority’s (KCHA) experimental program is helping low-income families relocate from low-opportunity to high-opportunity areas, a move that can greatly improve their children’s life outcomes.
During a presentation at the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival, Harvard economics professor Raj Chetty, who is also the Director of Opportunity Insights, discussed his research on the geography of opportunity and upward mobility in the United States.