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Housing Mobility and Life Opportunities

By Florence Wagman Roisman & Hilary Botein

Housing mobility programs enable poor people of color to leave segregated, impoverished, underserved areas for predominantly white neighborhoods with better facilities and resources. Housing mobility has been remarkably successful in enabling people to improve their lives. This article reviews the value of housing mobility, the nature of existing housing mobility programs, and ways in which advocates can participate in creating and implementing these programs.

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