Should Promote Employment and Housing Mobility
strategy for a stronger economy
a new report released by The Mobility Agenda, the authors, Martha Ross, Sarah Sattelmeyer, and Margy
Waller, find that national decisionmakers should promote worker moves into opportunity neighborhoods.
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“The U.S. economy, workplace,
workforce, and labor market have changed radically in the last 50 years, yet
public and private policies have not kept up with the changes, contributing to
a spatial mismatch between the location of jobs and the neighborhoods and
communities in which workers reside. As our nation’s spatial layout continues
to change, so must policies and practices in order to strengthen our
economy,” say the co-authors of this report.
“State and local leaders can support and pursue federal
recommendations in order to provide greater access to opportunity neighborhoods
for their area’s workers,” explained Margy
Waller, executive director of The Mobility Agenda. “These policies would
support workers making voluntary moves and encourage others to make such
moves,” she added.
The authors of Employment and Housing Mobility: Promising Practices for the Twenty-First Century Economy examine
assistance and mobility initiatives as well as illustrate practices and
policies that hold promise of success for low-wage workers moving to
opportunity neighborhoods. The authors offer examples of successful
mobility initiatives and provide recommendations for federal, state,
and local policies.
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