47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

Paper Presenters - Submit your paper to your panel’s moderator by April 3, 2017

Friday, April 21 • 2:05pm - 3:30pm
FR2.05.01 Testing the Impacts of Term Limits, Work Requirements and Other Innovations in Public Housing: Evaluations of HUD'S Moving to Work Program

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Since 1996, HUD’s Moving to Work Program (MTW) has allowed a small number of public housing agencies (PHA’s) to experiment with different ways of addressing the housing needs of low-and moderate-income households. Participating PHAs can move HUD funds among budget categories and request waivers from many HUD regulations. Viewed by policy-makers as a way of identifying practices to better serve public housing clients, MTW allows housing authorities to innovate in ways that could be evaluated for nationwide adoption. Unfortunately, scant research has examined the impacts of the various innovations adopted by the participating PHAs, which has severely limited the policy impacts of this program. The purpose of this panel is to highlight ongoing evaluations of MTW programs being conducted by university-based teams in four (of 39) MTW sites: Atlanta, Champaign, Charlotte, and San Bernardino.

MTW Evaluation: Findings from the San Bernardino Term limited Voucher program
Brian Distelberg, Loma Linda University; Lauren Foster, Loma Linda University

‘Time to Say Goodbye’: Household Composition Dynamics and HUD’s Moving to Work Program
Paul McNamara, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Han Bum Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Pathways to Self-Sufficiency: Findings from the Evaluation of the Atlanta Housing Authority’s Moving to Work Demonstration 
Michael J. Rich, Emory University; Moshe Haspel, Emory University; Yuk Fai Cheong, Emory University; Elizabeth Griffiths, Rutgers University; Kelly Hill, Nexus Research; Michael Kramer, Emory University; Michael Leo Owens, Emory University; Lance Waller, Emory University

Moving Up or Moving Out?  Evaluating the Impact of Work Requirements to Increase Positive Exits from Public Housing
Michael D. Webb, UNC-Chapel Hill; Kirstin Frescoln, UNC-Chapel Hill; William Rohe, UNC-Chapel Hill

Friday April 21, 2017 2:05pm - 3:30pm
Greenway Ballroom-B (2nd Floor)