Author: Horn, Keren M., Ellen, Ingrid G., & Schwartz Amy E.

Title: Do Housing Choice Voucher Holders Live Near Good Schools?

University Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Boston; New York University

Email: keren.horn@umb.edu, ingrid.ellen@nyu.edu, amy.schwartz@nyu.edu

Research Question: Do housing voucher holders live next to good schools?

Published: Yes

Journal Name or Institutional Affiliation: Journal of Housing Economics

Journal Entry: Vol. 23, Pp. 28-40

Year: 2013

Findings:

  1. The author found that on average the voucher holders live near schools that have proficiency rates that are approximately 3 percentage points higher than the schools near public housing residents.
  2. Voucher holders live closer to lower performing schools than households who live in the low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) developments by approximately one percentage point.
  3. Comparing voucher households to other poor households reveals that voucher holders live near schools with lower proficiency rates.
  4. Voucher holders with children live next to schools with a higher percentage of poor students and black students than other poor households with children.
  5. White voucher holders are living in neighborhoods with schools that have proficiency rates that are on average 8 points higher than those of black voucher children and 6 points higher than those of Hispanic voucher children.
  6. Poor white children live near schools that have proficiency rates 12 points higher than those of poor black children and 8 points higher than those of poor Hispanic children.

Scholarship Type Journal Article Empirical Research

Keywords: Housing

Regions National

Methodologies: Quantitative

Research Designs: Secondary Data

Method of Analysis: Regression

Sampling Frame: Sample included 329 metropolitan areas 41,758 census tracts that have at least one voucher household, census tracts with no vouchers were not included in the dataset.

Sample Types: Random

Unit of Analysis: Census Tract

Data Types: Quantitative-Longitudinal

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