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PHA-UW Mobility Study

Principal Investigator: Kyle Crowder

Project Team:

Research area(s): Migration and Settlements and Wellbeing of Families and Households
Community partner(s): Seattle Housing Authority and King County Housing Authority


Research Questions:

  • What factors predict a tenant’s mobility in a given month?
  • What are the correlates of mobility to better neighborhoods?


The analyses show that the assisted mobility of Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 households is mostly similar, if not worse, compared to average low-income household mobility. The households who move the most ended up consistently in low opportunity locations, and a number of race, gender and family status characteristics had importance for predicting worse mobility destinations.