How a tweak to a popular rental voucher program is reshaping where people live in Boston

City of Boston
November 12, 2022

"Every year a child spends in a high-opportunity neighborhood increases the likelihood that they attend college and boosts their lifetime earnings . . . . Living in the midst of poverty hurts people’s emotional and behavioral health and reduces the chances for upward mobility. Lauren Song, a housing attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services, described landing in a high-opportunity area simply: 'That is the golden ticket.'"

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