6D. Expanding Housing Mobility and Implementing Small Area Fair Market Rents in the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Housing mobility programs assist families with Housing Choice Vouchers that want to move from high-poverty to low-poverty neighborhoods. These programs have traditionally been included as remedies in public housing desegregation programs, but have recently become more widely adopted as housing authorities try to address the intense geographic concentration (and segregation) in some of their voucher programs. This workshop will address a variety of topics related to housing mobility, including the implementation of the mandatory Small Area Fair Market Rents rule, the importance of landlord outreach, the relationship between the obligation to affirmatively further fair housing and housing mobility, the “Mobility Works” technical assistance group, the Housing Mobility Demonstration bill, and the future of the Housing Choice Voucher program.

CBPP-PRRAC Where Families with Children Use Housing Vouchers (2019)

GNOFHAC, Housing Mobility in New Orleans

Housing Mobility Programs in the US (2018)



Letter to Tenants about HA use of SAFMR (FINAL)

Sample advocacy letter re notifying families of new SAFMR opportunities

Small Area Fair Market Rents and Mobility

Mobility Program Example from Chicago

Mobility and Landlord Outreach

Federal Policies, Mobility Demonstration Program