Tools for Assisting Low-Income Households with Finding Location-Efficient Housing

Through a previously funded research project, Encouraging Low-Income Households to Make Location-Efficient Housing Choices, the author's team developed a toolkit to assist households utilizing Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers with finding location-efficient/affordable housing. These tools are currently in use by the region’s four public housing authorities (PHAs). This technology transfer project provided the tools to social service providers who work with voucher recipients in the Portland region and provided a presentation on research findings and policy implications to transportation researchers, professionals and students. Specific activities included: (1) In-person presentations to groups of social service providers in three counties (four presentations total) who provide case management and other intensive social services for households with low incomes; and (2) A Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)-sponsored presentation/webinar as part of the TREC Friday Transportation Seminar series. In addition, final edits were completed on a manuscript included in Housing Policy Debate’s special issue on location-affordable housing. Additional research was begun on a manuscript for submission to the Transportation Research Board.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 24p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01641039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NITC-TT-983
  • Created Date: Jul 16 2017 7:00PM