From WHYY Philadelphia:
The Chester Housing Authority is receiving about $3.5 million in federal funding to help dozens of families with young children move into neighborhoods with lower poverty rates and greater job and education opportunities.
It’s part of an effort by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to study whether changing childrens’ zip codes can improve their lives in the long term.
From the Cuhyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release:
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) has been selected to participate in HUD’s new Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Mobility Demonstration.
CLPHA congratulates our members who were awarded HUD's Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Mobility Demonstration grants!
CLPHA members awardees include: Chester Housing Authority, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Pittsburgh, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and joint awardees the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
A couple years ago, I happened to be in the company of a single mother of two young daughters on the day she found out her long wait for a federal housing voucher had come to an end.