March 01, 2007

Workforce Development And Rental Policy: How Can What We Know Inform Next Steps?

Julia Lane, Ned English, Fredrik Andersson, Patrick Park

RR07-17: U.S. rental housing policy is primarily aimed at relieving the housing cost burdens of a fraction of low-income Americans for as long as they remain income-eligible to receive assistance. To a lesser but still important degree, rental housing policy has also been used as a means to help revitalize distressed communities. Rental housing programs were mostly not intended to help people become more self-sufficient. Furthermore, even though residential location influences many social, economic, and educational outcomes, the spatial implications of housing programs and policies on labor market outcomes have mostly been treated as an afterthought in the formulation of rental policy…

Category: Working Papers

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