Housing

  • Matthew Desmond
  • Rebecca Diamond

Leaders: Matthew Desmond, Rebecca Diamond

The Housing RG is tasked with exploring the the inner workings of disadvantaged neighborhoods and the low-cost housing market, with a focus on (a) the relationship between housing, employment, and poverty, (b) the causes, dynamics, and consequences of eviction, and (c) the effectiveness of housing vouchers and other housing programs. A sampling of our ongoing projects follows.

Evictions and poverty: Are evictions an important cause of deep and extreme poverty? In collaboration with Raj Chetty, Matt Desmond is starting a project on the long-term consequences of eviction that will reveal the extent to which deep and extreme poverty can be reduced with a “housing first” policy that ramps up federal housing programs.

Housing voucher policy: The U.S. currently spends approximately $20 billion per year on subsidized housing vouchers, but 80 percent of these vouchers are used in moderate- or high-poverty neighborhoods, where opportunities for upward mobility are typically limited. Can voucher policies be recast to increase the number of families moving to “high opportunity” neighborhoods?

Housing - CPI Research

Title Author Media
Neighborhood Choice and Neighborhood Change Elizabeth Bruch, Robert Mare

Neighborhood Choice and Neighborhood Change

Author: Elizabeth Bruch, Robert Mare
Publisher: American Journal of Sociology
Date: 11/2006
Moving to Inequality: Neighborhood Effects and Experiments Meet Social Structure Robert J. Sampson

Moving to Inequality: Neighborhood Effects and Experiments Meet Social Structure

Author: Robert J. Sampson
Publisher: American Journal of Sociology
Date:
What Can We Learn about Neighborhood Effects from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment? Jens Ludwig, Jeffrey B. Liebman, Jeffrey R. Kling...

What Can We Learn about Neighborhood Effects from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment?

Author: Jens Ludwig, Jeffrey B. Liebman, Jeffrey R. Kling...
Publisher: American Journal of Sociology
Date:
Ain’t No Makin’ It: Leveled Aspiration in a Low-Income Neighborhood Macleod, Jay

Ain’t No Makin’ It: Leveled Aspiration in a Low-Income Neighborhood

Author: Macleod, Jay
Publisher:
Date:
Neighborhood Institutions as Resource Brokers: Childcare Centers, Interorganizational Ties, and Resource Access among the Poor Mario L. Small

Neighborhood Institutions as Resource Brokers: Childcare Centers, Interorganizational Ties, and Resource Access among the Poor

Author: Mario L. Small
Publisher: Social Problems
Date:

Housing - Other Research

Title Author Media
Why Have Housing Prices Gone Up? Edward L. Glaeser, Joseph Gyourko, and Raven E....

Why Have Housing Prices Gone Up?

Author: Edward L. Glaeser, Joseph Gyourko, and Raven E....
Publisher: Harvard Institute of Economic Research
Date:
Housing Discrimination in Metropolitan America: Explaining Changes between 1989 and 2000 Stephen L. Ross and Margery Austin Turner

Housing Discrimination in Metropolitan America: Explaining Changes between 1989 and 2000

Author: Stephen L. Ross and Margery Austin Turner
Publisher: Social Problems
Date:
Expanding Homes and Increasing Inequalities: U.S. Housing Development and the Residential Segregation of the Affluent Rachel E. Dwyer

Expanding Homes and Increasing Inequalities: U.S. Housing Development and the Residential Segregation of the Affluent

Author: Rachel E. Dwyer
Publisher: Social Problems
Date:

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