The Moving to Opportunity Study
The Fund builds on the results of a landmark Harvard study, which proved that enabling low-income children to move to higher opportunity neighborhoods dramatically improves their life prospects.
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Lower risk of severe anxiety disorders for girls
Housing Mobility and Student Achievement
Research shows that enabling low-income children to move to neighborhoods with higher performing public schools dramatically narrows the achievement gap.
A major study by the RAND Corporation tracked outcomes for students randomly assigned to different neighborhoods during elementary school.
Students assigned to housing in neighborhoods with low poverty schools cut the achievement gap in math in half.
Students assigned to housing in neighborhoods with low poverty schools cut the achievement gap in reading by a third.
Research shows that the gains from moving to a better neighborhood are larger for children who move when young.
So we start as early as possible.