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Prescription for a New Neighborhood

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prescription_new_neighborhoodHousing mobility can complement community revitalization for children with serious health challenges. Philip Tegeler of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council and Salimah Hankins of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland write in Shelterforce about the advantages of programs like Baltimore’s Housing Mobility Program, which has moved over 1,500 very low-income families to desegregated “areas of opportunity.” A more robust housing mobility agenda, accompanied by Section 8 reform and catalyzed by advocacy across sectors, can improve the health of vulnerable children and families.