A PRRAC & CBPP report (January 2019). By Alicia Mazzara (CBPP) and Brian Knudsen (PRRAC).
Large metro areas have enough rental units to enable a much greater share of families using vouchers to rent in low-poverty and high-opportunity areas. For example, the number of voucher affordable rentals in low-poverty neighborhoods alone exceeds the total number of voucher-assisted families in each of the 50 largest metro areas. In metro areas where access to voucher-affordable units in low-poverty, high-opportunity neighborhoods is severely constrained, agencies can set interim goals that include helping more interested families move from neighborhoods with high poverty and little opportunity to ones with more moderate levels of poverty and opportunity.