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Given Choice: The Effects of Portability in Section 8 Rental Housing Assistance.

Malaby, Elizabeth G.D. and Barbara L. Lukermann.

In 1990 Section 8 housing assistance became more flexible, allowing people in the program to move between jurisdictions. Has this allowed low income families to escape living in areas of concentrated poverty? To find out, CURA researchers tracked Section 8 household moves in the Twin Cities area since 1990 and interviewed people porting in and out of the metropolitan area. They found that giving low income householders choice in where they live does not necessarily lead to greater dispersal. The need for large units, public transportation, and convenient shopping often keeps people in the inner city.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
26 (2): 12-15.
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Reporter 26 (2)

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