GoSection8 (Informing and Nudging Families to Opportunity)

The neighborhoods in which children grow up can impact their earnings, education, and wellbeing, but many families who receive rental assistance in the United States through Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) do not move to neighborhoods that improve their children’s long-term outcomes. Researchers added school quality information to housing listings on the AffordableHousing.com website (formerly GoSection8), the largest provider of housing listings for HCV recipients, to evaluate the impact on families’ search for housing and their residential locations. The researchers found that access to information changed where families chose to move, with families moving to neighborhoods with higher-rated, more racially-diverse schools.

RFP Cycle:
MFP RFP I [December 2016]
United States of America
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