HOUSING MOBILITY FAQs
WHAT IS A HOUSING MOBILITY PROGRAM?
Many housing mobility programs assist families with rent assistance or Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) find rental housing in safe neighborhoods with access to high-performing schools. Opportunity MKE is one such program. Mobility programs may also involve policy changes on the part of the public housing authorities that provide HCVs or other rent assistance.
For more information, visit The Story of Housing Mobility.
DO OTHER CITIES HAVE HOUSING MOBILITY PROGRAMS?
In efforts to address racial and economic segregation, and in order to improve the life outcomes of children, numerous other cities have housing mobility programs. To see more information about where these programs are located, click here.
WHERE DOES FUNDING FOR HOUSING MOBILITY PROGRAMS COME FROM?
Funding for housing mobility programs may come from a variety of sources, such as:
State and federal funding
Monies from housing discrimination settlements
ARE HOUSING MOBILITY PROGRAMS EFFECTIVE?
Yes. Housing mobility programs promote the wellbeing of children, and reduce racial segregation in high-poverty neighborhoods.
For a more in-depth look at the data on how mobility programs improve lives, visit Opportunity Insight's Neighborhoods Matter and Creating Moves to Opportunity materials, as well as information from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Contact us for more information:
Wendy Hamilton, Program Manager
Lex Rhodes, Program Services Coordinator