Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Long-Term Effects of Public Low-Income Housing Vouchers on Neighborhood Quality and Household Composition

The authors estimate the effect of low-income housing voucher receipt on the composition of recipient households and the quality of the neighborhoods in which recipient households reside. They find that the voucher receipt has little effect on neighborhood quality in the short-term, but some positive long-term effects. We also find that voucher receipt is tied to a higher probability of change in household composition in the year of voucher receipt, but greater stability in subsequent years.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2012-002
  • Author(s): Deven Carlson, Robert Haveman, Thomas Kaplan and Barbara Wolfe