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Expanding the Housing Choice Voucher Program

HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program provides low-income renters access to affordable, stable, and quality housing. In February 2021, Abt Associates hosted Expanding the Housing Choice Voucher Program: Why and How, a webinar focusing on the reasons for, and feasibility of, expanding the HCV program and the policy changes necessary to modify it.



Rent-to-Own Program Rehabilitates Abandoned and Foreclosed Properties

A partnership between a community development financial institution and a community development corporation is meeting two needs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Matthew Desmond’s 2016 book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City tells the story of two neighborhoods, one a predominantly white trailer park community and the other a predominantly African-American community in Milwaukee.

Economic Mobility: Measuring the American Dream

Does the neighborhood you grow up in impact your income as an adult? With recent studies showing rising levels of income inequality in the United States, the question of economic mobility has become increasingly more important.

Closing the African American Homeownership Gap

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination based on race in the sale of housing, yet African Americans still experience the effects of explicit and implicit policies that barred them from the housing market before the act’s passage as well as ongoing discrimination in some cases.



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