Evaluation of security-deposit assistance program for low-income residents in Milwaukee
(Summer 2014 - Winter 2015)
Loyola University Chicago sociologist Peter Rosenblatt is the lead researcher on a new CURL project to examine a security deposit assistance program in Milwaukee that uses the incentive to encourage low-income residents to move to higher opportunity, lower poverty neighborhoods. Funded by the Washington DC-based Poverty Race Research Action Council, CURL will partner with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council in completing this project. Findings will be of value to fair housing organizations and local governments throughout the country as they seek to increase housing options and related economic and social opportunities for low-income residents.
In January 2015, the report was published in the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) Civil Rights Research journal. The report provides evidence that security deposit incentives do help in encouraging low-income families to move to new mixed-income communities providing greater educational, employment, and quality of life opportunities.
- Download Final Report: Take a Chance on Me: A Review of the Milwaukee County Security Deposit Assistance Program
- P. Rosenblatt, Sociology, Loyola University Chicago
- J. Cossyleon, Graduate Fellow
- H. Camilo Sadeghian
- E. Chong, Undergraduate Fellow
- L. Durst-Lee, Undergraduate Fellow
- Z. McNealy, Undergraduate Fellow
- Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council