Investing in People and Places for Upward Mobility

Webcast and HUD Headquarters in Washington, DC
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HUD Office of Policy Development and Research

A growing body of research underscores the importance of place in helping promote inter-generational mobility. This is especially true for low-income families. The evidence also suggests that place matters differently based on your age. Young children, for example, achieve better long-term economic outcomes the longer they live in low-poverty neighborhoods. What are the most effective ways to improve the outcomes for low-income families—through both of the levers HUD embraces, supporting mobility to lower poverty neighborhoods and supporting in-place neighborhood transformation? What are the lessons learned from Moving to Opportunity, HOPE VI, Choice Neighborhoods and other initiatives that should shape our future work, and what are the obstacles?

On June 25, 2015, join HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research for an evidence-based dialogue exploring the most impactful strategies for investing in people and in places to support upward mobility and a frank discussion of the challenges. A panel of leading researchers and practitioners will connect the evidence to current events and policy and highlight range of approaches that can make a difference on the ground.


  • Katherine O’ Regan, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, Moderator
  • Mark Joseph, Associate Professor, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
  • Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • Carol Naughton, Senior Vice President, Purpose Built Communities
  • Robin Snyderman, Principal, BRicK Partners LLC