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Raj Chetty Discusses New Research on HCV Program

Recently, the Opportunity Insights research team published research demonstrating that families participating in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program who receive supportive services during their housing search would successfully move to high-opportunity areas. The findings were based on a pilot program at the Seattle and King County Housing Authorities. In the paper, the authors write, “These findings imply that most low-income families do not have a strong preference to stay in low-opportunity areas; instead, barriers in the housing search process are a central driver of residential segregation by income.” One of the authors of that paper, Raj Chetty, recently spoke about the research on the Ezra Klein Show podcast, which you can listen to here.

At our upcoming Legislative Forum you can hear Jeffrey Kling of the Congressional Budget Office and David Williams and Sebi Devlin-Foltz of Opportunity Insights discuss this new research and its implications for the HCV program.