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Concentrated poverty

LocalHousingSolutions.org includes guidance on policies that communities can use to strengthen the resources available in high-poverty neighborhoods and address concentrations of poverty.

Brief: Strengthening the resources and opportunities in high-poverty neighborhoods

Compelling evidence indicates that growing up in high-poverty neighborhoods has negative effects on children’s life chances. Research has also shown significant improvements in adults’ mental and physical health after moving from high-poverty neighborhoods. This brief describes several approaches that local jurisdictions can use to address concentrations of poverty depending on available resources and neighborhood characteristics. Read the brief

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