New Report: Scan of the Field on Resident Services in Mixed-Income Developments

The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities is excited to announce the release of the second scan of the field. In one of our roles as a central resource for research and information on mixed-income developments, we conduct periodic scans of the mixed-income field on specific topics of pressing interest. This scan of the field is on the topic of resident services in mixed-income developments.

The mixed-income approach has successfully transformed deteriorating public housing complexes into safer and more attractive developments for residents from a range of income levels. However, the emerging literature on mixed-income development suggests that improvements in social and economic well-being for low-income families are far more difficult to achieve.

This current scan of the field provides an initial picture of how mixed-income developments across the U.S. are providing services to improve residents’ well-being and self-sufficiency. Online surveys were completed by representatives of 60 mixed-income developments on the demographics and characteristics of their site, the types of support and social services that are available for residents, the scope of efforts to track and assess service use and outcomes, and perceived outcomes of these services. We invite you to read the report here.

We thank The American City Coalition (TACC) for co-sponsoring this report and our TACC colleague Alexandra Curley,Ph.D. for joining as a co-author. We thank the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing and a Research and Training Development Grant from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences for funding this project.

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