More Than a Roof: Case Studies of Public Housing Agency Initiatives to Increase Residents’ Economic Security

A new brief from the Center for Housing Policy – the research affiliate of the National Housing Conference – describes efforts by public housing agencies to help residents make progress toward economic security.  Despite budget shortfalls, these agencies are continuing their efforts to use subsidized housing as a platform for economic security and opportunity by implementing programs that combine housing assistance with support for increased earnings and opportunities to build assets.

After a brief overview, the report profiles agencies running four initiatives: the Family Self-Sufficiency program; the Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership program; Earned Income Tax Credit Outreach; and Individual Development Accounts. It concludes by highlighting two innovative approaches that merit consideration by agencies seeking to expand economic security opportunities for their residents.

Source
Center for Housing Policy
Teaser/Summary
A new brief on programs that promote earnings growth and asset-building among public housing residents and participants in the housing voucher program.

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