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.

Why housing mobility is important

Housing mobility programs give families access to more housing choices, safe neighborhoods, good schools, better jobs and long-term health outcomes.

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“Mobility Works” uses its experience and resources to help housing agencies and non-profits build regional housing mobility programs.


The latest research and information about other mobility programs, publications, and other housing mobility resources.

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.

4 million+

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.

2 million+

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.

The StoriesRead our collection of personal stories that highlight unique experiences with housing mobility

Ruby Bridges

"I think back on that time and all that has occurred since, I realize a lot has changed."
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Stories of Housing Mobility in Dallas

Elijah in Flight  Elijah Summer can’t come quickly enough. The cold winter weather keeps Elijah from meeting the other boys in his new
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Dana Southward

"There are parks and better schools and three grocery stores nearby."
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Housing Mobility in the News