Mobility Works is a consortium of nonprofit groups, researchers and policy experts that works to help low-income families move from poor, segregated neighborhoods into diverse communities with high-performing schools.
Hear directly from Dallas, Texas renters who want to use their housing choice vouchers to move their families into quality neighborhoods with great schools, low crime and access to job centers.
Each year, more than four million acts of discrimination occur in the rental market alone.
21.9 percent of Hispanics who applied for a conventional mortgage were denied, while only 10.4 percent of white applicants were denied.
More than 2 million low-income households use Housing Choice Vouchers to afford modest, stable housing.
77 percent of very low-income renter households in the United States pay too much for rent and do not receive a voucher or other federal rental assistance.
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Housing Mobility in the News
- The Case for Universal Rental Assistance (The Appeal) May 15, 2020
- How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out (Connecticut Mirror / Pro Publica) January 9, 2020
- Vouchers Can Help the Poor Find Homes. But Landlords Often Won’t Accept Them. (Vox) December 10, 2019
- Letter to the Editor: Section 8 Needs Updating (Baltimore Sun) November 7, 2019
- ‘I Just Want More for Them’: New Program Aims to Boost Families’ Economic Mobility (Charlotte Observer) August 30, 2019
- OPINION: How We Can Turn Housing Mobility Into Economic Opportunity (Governing Magazine) May 13, 2019
- Chicago’s Section 8 Vouchers Increasing In Black Communities, Declining In White Neighborhoods (WBEZ 91.5-Chicago) May 2, 2019
- State Policymakers are Making Affordable Housing Problems Worse in Texas (Texas Tribune) April 17, 2019
- How Poor Americans Get Exploited by Their Landlords (CityLab) March 21, 2019
- Preventing Discrimination or Burdensome Regulation? City, Landlords Going to Court Over Section 8 Law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) February 10, 2019
- Editorial: Without enforcement teeth, discrimination abounds against Section 8 tenants (St. Louis Post) February 5, 2019
- For the Poor, Elderly and Disabled, Section 8 Housing Hard to Find in South St. Louis (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) January 31, 2019
- Over the Past Five Weeks, Fair-Housing Advocacy Nearly Collapsed (Mother Jones) January 25, 2019
- Experts: Jacksonville Has An Affordable Housing Shortage (WJCT) January 10, 2019
- St. Louis housing program helps Section 8 tenants move into better neighborhoods (St. Louis Post) December 19, 2018
- WHY D.C.’S HOUSING VOUCHERS ARE WORKING BETTER THAN THOSE IN OTHER CITIES (Pacific Standard) December 19, 2018
- Leaving Baltimore behind (Vox) November 30, 2018
- The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods (NPR) October 1, 2018
- If Ben Carson was stumbling at HUD, would anyone know? (Dallas Morning News) September 17, 2018
- Tickets From Poverty to a Better Future (New York Times) September 12, 2018
- Getting a Section 8 Voucher Is Hard. Finding a Landlord Willing to Accept It Is Harder. (Stateline) August 31, 2018
- ‘Section 8 Need Not Apply’: States and Cities Outlaw Housing Discrimination (Governing) August 29, 2018
- California Legislature passes housing desegregation measure in rebuke to President Trump (Los Angeles Times) August 27, 2018
- Fair Housing’s New Champions (New York Times) June 7, 2018
- The Seattle Area Is Solving One of Housing’s Biggest Challenges (Slate) May 15, 2018
- Housing program used to break up high-poverty areas in Baltimore to stop taking applicants (The Baltimore Sun) February 13, 2017
- A Better Place: Two Approaches to Reducing Concentrated Poverty (The Huffington Post) February 13, 2017
- The Urban Poor Shall Inherit Poverty (American Prospect) January 7, 2014
- “Division Street, U.S.A.” (New York Times) October 26, 2013
- Changing neighborhoods can change your life (NPR Report) February 13, 2013