Moving to Opportunity: Platform to Improve Health

  • Craig Pollack
  • HUD 07/01/14-06/30/17

The goal of this project is to test the feasibility of linking Moving To Opportunity (MTO) with insurance claims data.  MTO is a social experiment in which families living in public housing were randomized to remain in public housing, receive a housing voucher that could only be used in a low poverty neighborhood, or receive an unrestricted housing voucher.  We plan to assess the impact of neighborhood vouchers on health care spending and utilization.

Photo:  “Organic Vegetables” by Open Grid Scheduler/Grid Engine is licensed under CC BY 2.0