Helping Families Find a Path Out of Poverty
There is such a thing as getting a leg up. A new study draws on the findings from HUD’s 10-year housing project, Moving to Opportunity, which measured the long-term effects of transitioning families away from neighborhoods with deeply concentrated poverty to low-poverty environments. Evidence shows that strong investment in professional training, infrastructure and education is key to creating opportunities in distressed communities. Through efforts like President Obama’s Promise Zones, we’re working to ensure that no one’s chances are limited based on their zip code.