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Webinar: Are Housing Vouchers Contributing to Racial and Economic Segregation for Families with Children?

Wednesday, May 8 | 1pm ET | 12pm CT | 11am MT | 10am PT

The Housing Choice Voucher Program helps families access affordable and stable housing, avoid homelessness, and make ends meet. When implemented properly, vouchers can give low-income families equitable choices about where to live, including the chance to live in lower-poverty, higher-opportunity neighborhoods and help public housing agencies meet their legal obligation to address housing discrimination and segregation. But is that what is actually happening?

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recently conducted an analysis on the location of families with children using housing vouchers. This is the first metropolitan-level analysis, to CBPP’s knowledge, to explore the concentration of families using vouchers across multiple neighborhood characteristics, including poverty rate, an opportunity index, and the share of residents who are people of color.  

Join this webinar to learn more about these findings, which can help us better understand how local voucher programs perform relative to the local housing market and identify areas for improvement. We’ll share highlights from the analysis and discuss how funders can think about these findings and their investments in their communities. 

Speakers: 

  • Alicia Mazzara, Senior Research Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 

Please note: This webinar is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations. If you have questions about participating, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at stephanie@FundersTogether.org  

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May 08, 2019 at 1pm - 2pm
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Stephanie Chan ·
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