The Dream Revisited: Making Vouchers More Mobile
The twentieth discussion on The Dream Revisited, Making Vouchers More Mobile, examines the benefits of defining fair market rent by zip code, to make it easier for families to move to higher-opportunity neighborhoods, and weighs potential unintended costs.
Essays in the latest discussion include:
- Expanding Neighborhood Choices for Voucher Tenants Using Small Area Fair Market Rents by Rob Collinson, a doctoral fellow at the NYU Furman Center and a third-year doctoral student at NYU Wagner;
- Housing Choice Shouldn’t Be At The Expense of Other Low-Income Renters by Rachel Fee, Executive Director of New York Housing Conference;
- Small Area FMRs: A Jump-Start to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing by Demetria McCain, president of Inclusive Communities Project; and
- Supporting and Protecting Low Income Residents Is Essential to Ensuring Successful SAFMR Implementation by Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
The Dream Revisited is a series of thoughtful debates related to racial and economic segregation in neighborhoods and schools. It is a project of the NYU Furman Center and edited by Ingrid Gould Ellen and Justin Steil. Past discussions have explored the poor door debate, implicit bias, furthering fair housing, economic segregation in schools, and segregation with the financial crisis.
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The Dream Revisited is supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Foundations. If you have any comments or suggestions for future discussions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.