Few Affordable Rental Homes for Families with Children are Available in High Opportunity Neighborhoods

A new report by Nancy McArdle, Maura Baldiga, and Dolores Acevedo-Garcia issued by Brandies University’s School of Social Policy and Management, "Low-Income Families with Children Face Affordability/Unit Size/Neighborhood Opportunity Tradeoff in Housing Search," examines the siting of lower-cost rental housing homes that can accommodate large families in relation to neighborhood opportunity. The paper finds that lower-cost, large units, defined as units with three or more bedrooms, are disproportionately located in low-opportunity neighborhoods, making it difficult for families to access high-opportunity areas.

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