The team researched a quasi-random assignment of 84 ACHIEVEability participants to their housing units. Investigators evaluated whether micro-neighborhood environments -- the group of city blocks immediately surrounding housing units -- affected participants' progress in achieving college credits. The study found that participants did succeed in their educational pursuits in line with program requirements, earning about 12 college credits per year, but the characteristics of the neighborhood in which the subsidized housing was located did affect this progress.
- Housing Policy Debate
- University of Pennsylvania/Center for Public Health Initiatives, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program, NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research