Washington Post: Housing vouchers mostly move families into impoverished neighborhoods, even when better apartments exist elsewhere

Washington Post, January 3, 2019: Housing vouchers mostly move families into impoverished neighborhoods, even when better apartments exist elsewhere

Your neighborhood determines the quality of your children’s schools and your access to jobs, transportation, even fresh food.

But a new study found that in nearly all 50 of America’s biggest metropolitan areas, low-income families using federal housing vouchers remain overly concentrated in impoverished, racially segregated neighborhoods with little opportunity — even with plenty of affordable apartments available in higher income neighborhoods.

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