A PRRAC, Low Income Investment Fund, Urban Institute, and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine report (San Francisco Federal Reserve, July 2015). By Philip Tegeler, Dan Rinzler, Mary Cunningham, and Craig Pollack.
Housing mobility is an effective but underutilized response to concentrated poverty that faces multiple barriers to implementation, and PFS financing offers an opportunity to support and scale this work. However, launching housing mobility PFS initiatives will require leadership, coordination, and willingness to learn on the part of many stakeholders—most of all from potential end payers. Advocates and housing mobility experts will play a critical role in educating government agencies and foundations interested in supporting housing mobility. We hope this paper helps potential early adopters decide whether and how a housing mobility PFS initiative could be implemented in their region.