A Working Paper on Housing and Poverty

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

Questions addressed in the paper include:

  • When is housing an asset?
  • What is the relationship between affordable housing and other tools for reducing poverty, including jobs, education and community development?
  • How do regional and cultural differences shape housing strategies?

Research for this paper on the relationship between housing and moving out of poverty was completed before the housing market collapse of 2008, and the paper was written as the scope of national foreclosures was unfolding.

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