HUD Panel: Investing in People and Places for Upward Mobility

On June 25th from 2pm-4pm HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research will host a dialogue exploring strategies for investing in people and in places to support upward mobility, a key challenge in mixed-income communities.  A panel of leading researchers and practitioners will discuss research, practice and policy approaches that are making an impact in the lives of residents in these communities.

Panelists include:

  •  Katherine O’ Regan, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, Moderator
  •  Mark Joseph, Associate Professor, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Director, National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities, Case Western Reserve University
  •  Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, University of Chicago
  •  Carol Naughton, Senior Vice President, Purpose Built Communities
  •  Robin Snyderman, Principal, BRicK Partners LLC

The dialogue is guided by a body of research that “underscores the importance of place in helping promote inter-generational mobility. This is especially true for low-income families. The evidence also suggests that place matters differently based on your age. Young children, for example, achieve better long-term economic outcomes the longer they live in low-poverty neighborhoods.” Panelists will discuss these questions pertinent to HUD’s role in upward mobility:

  • What are the most effective ways to improve the outcomes for low-income families—through both of the levers HUD embraces, supporting mobility to lower poverty neighborhoods and supporting in-place neighborhood transformation?
  • What are the lessons learned from Moving to Opportunity, HOPE VI, Choice Neighborhoods and other initiatives that should shape our future work, and what are the obstacles?

Participation is welcome, follow @MixedIncome, @HUDUSERnews and @PDRevents. Event updates will be tagged with #PDRUpdate.

A recording of the presentation will be available after June 25th.