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Rental Assistance Asset Accounts: An Opportunity to Support Work and Savings Among Recipients of Federal Housing Assistance

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Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher(s): Center for Housing Policy (Washington, D.C.) ; New America Foundation

Author(s): Jefferey Lubell; Reid Cramer


Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Housing)

Keywords: rental assistance

Type: Report


Reid Cramer is research director of the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation. Jeffrey Lubell is the executive director of the Center for Housing Policy. This paper proposes enhancements to federal rental assistance that would create stronger incentives for participants to build assets and make progress toward economic self-sufficiency.