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Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing Demonstration Program
This report presents the long-term impacts of a unique housing mobility demonstration, Moving to Opportunity (MTO), on housing and neighborhood conditions, physical and mental health, economic self-sufficiency, risky and criminal behavior, and educational outcomes.
Building a Stronger Regional Safety Net: Philanthropy’s Role
This analysis combines an original data set of foundation grants for social services with in-depth interviews to assess the role of foundations in supporting the suburban social safety net in the Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, and Detroit regions.
Supporting Vulnerable Children and Families: Innovative Approaches for Individual Philanthropists and Small Family Foundations
This report looks at new ideas for ways philanthropists can partner across sectors in order to solve some of society’s most intractable problems.
Strengthening State Economic Development Systems: A Framework for Change
States regularly spend billions of dollars on economic development, but little of that investment benefits low-income families and communities, according to The Working Poor Families Project. This brief argues that states should consider the link between skill formation and job creation.
Measuring Poverty at the State Level: Low-Income Working Families Paper 17
This report examines a study that implemented the modern poverty measure for Minnesota using the American Community Survey (ACS). The study simulated the potential effects of alternative safety net policies on poverty. The results highlight the importance of the modern poverty measuring for analyzing state policies, and decisions necessary to implement the new measure.