Cityscape

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 2, 2012

Achieving MTO's High Effective Response Rates: Strategies and Tradeoffs
AbstractThe Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan successfully led an intensive, long-term, in-person survey for the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) for Fair Housing demonstration final impacts evaluation (Sanbonmatsu et al.,...
Acknowledgment of Extraordinary Obligations
The guest editor and authors of the second, fourth, and fifth articles in this symposium (Gebier et al., Sanbonmatsu et al., and Gennetian et al.) have extraordinary obligations to acknowledge the following organizations and individuals for their contributions...
Commentary: MTO's Contribution to a Virtuous Cycle of Policy Experimentation and Learning
When the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) for Fair Housing demonstration1 began in the mid-1990s, policymakers at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) were newly aware of the terrible damage inflicted on families and children living...
Constrained Compliance: Solving the Puzzle of MTO's Lease-Up Rates and Why Mobility Matters
AbstractThe Moving to Opportunity (MTO) for Fair Housing demonstration provided an opportunity for low-income renters to move to low-poverty neighborhoods. Many of these renters, however, did not move with their vouchers, and many of those who moved...
Defining Neighborhoods for Research and Policy
IntroductionThe neighborhood is a social and geographic concept that plays an increasingly important role in research, policymaking decisions, and practice that address disparities in the well-being of urban populations. Research on neighborhood effects...
Defining Neighborhoods in Space and Time
Defining Neighborhood and CommunityThe terms community and neighborhood reference some of the most notoriously slippery social science concepts. One publication (Hillery, 1955) appearing more than five decades ago listed more than 90 definitions of community,...
Dynamic Geography: The Changing Definition of Neighborhood
The concept of place matters to the police. This article describes how the police use geographic semantics to define neighborhoods and form practical solutions to resource deployment. It also addresses the nebulous concept of neighborhood and how that...
Geographic Patterns of Regional Unemployment versus Unemployment Compensation in the United States-2009
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.In 2009, the unemployment rate was the highest it has been in the United States since 1982 (BLS,...
Geographic Patterns of Serious Mortgage Delinquency: Cross-MSA Comparisons
AbstractThis article examines the distribution of impaired mortgages across neighborhoods, defined at the ZIP Code level, in 91 metropolitan areas as of the fourth quarter of 2008, well into the recent U.S. mortgage crisis. We catalogue serious mortgage...
Guest Editor's Introduction
The contents of this introducüon are the views oj the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. government, or any state or local agency...
Impact Analysis of the Proposed Rule on Streamlining the Portability Process in the Housing Choice Voucher Program
AbstractProposed regulatory changes would streamline the portability process in the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) and enable public housing authorities (PHAs) to better serve families and expand housing opportunities. The proposed rule would...
Increasing the Value of MTO Research for Housing Policy Development
AbstractThe Moving to Opportunity (MTO) for Fair Housing demonstration has estimated the effects of two concrete reforms of low-income housing policy on one important group those reforms affected. Reforms of this type have received, and will continue...
Introducing the Ohio New Establishment Dynamics Data
AbstractThe Ohio New Establishment Dynamics (O-NED) data set tracks the number of establishments that first started employing people between the second quarter of 1997 and the first quarter of 2008 and measures the employment and payroll data for these...
Making MTO Health Results More Relevant to Current Housing Policy: Next Steps
AbstractThis article examines the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) for Fair Housing demonstration and concludes that it has limited relevance for understanding the effects of the federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 Program) for four...
Moving Neighborhoods versus Reforming Schools: A Canadian's Perspective
The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) for Fair Housing demonstration provided a definitive opportunity to consider the o ft en- wondered question of what would result from helping relocate lowincome families away from some of the worst living conditions in...
Moving to Opportunity: Why, How, and What Next?
AbstractWe discuss the policy background for the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) for Fair Housing demonstration experiment, the innovations in its design and implementation, and a few of the implications for future policy. We explain why a full-blown randomized...
MTO: A Successful Housing Intervention
AbstractAt its core, Moving to Opportunity (MTO) was a housing intervention offering public housing families tenant-based vouchers to move to the private market. Giving families vouchers resulted in better quality housing for them 10 to 15 years later,...
The Housing Needs of Rental Assistance Applicants
AbstractFederal rental assistance programs are not funded adequately to serve all, or even most, eligible households. As a result, millions of households are on Public Housing Authority (PHA) waiting lists to receive a Housing Choice Voucher or a unit...
The Long-Term Effects of Moving to Opportunity on Adult Health and Economic Self-Sufficiency
AbstractAdults living in high-poverty neighborhoods often fare worse than adults in more advantaged neighborhoods on their physical health, mental health, and economic well-being. Although social scientists have observed this association for hundreds...
The Long-Term Effects of Moving to Opportunity on Youth Outcomes
AbstractEvidence about the effects of neighborhood environments on children and youth is central to the design of a wide range of public policies. Armed with long-term survey data from the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) for Fair Housing demonstration final...
The Tyranny of Census Geography: Small-Area Data and Neighborhood Statistics
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author ana do not necessanly reflect those of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.Census-defined small-area geographies and statistics in the United States are highly accessible,...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.