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.

Center for Housing Policy
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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