Commentary: Study finds housing aid doesn't improve school access

12/5/2012 | Huffington Post, The

Families receiving federal housing assistance tend to live near low-performing elementary schools, even though they can choose where they live, finds a study by the Poverty and Race Research Action Council. Families in less racially segregated areas are more likely to live near good schools, the study found. "Given that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development spends $18 billion a year on housing choice vouchers, policymakers, as well as all Americans, should be concerned about these findings," writes Philip Tegeler, the council's executive director.

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