Housing assistance and disconnection from welfare and work: Assessing the impacts of public housing and tenant-based rental subsidies

Andrea Hetling-Wernyj, Hilary Botein

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Abstract

The well-being of families disconnected from welfare and work are of growing concern to policymakers. This article examines the relationship between economic disconnection and housing assistance, a critical source of support that subsidizes what is the largest fixed expense for most households. Results from multilevel logistic models show that the odds of being disconnected are higher for public housing residents and lower for single mothers receiving tenant-based rental assistance in comparison to those in private housing. Findings indicate that housing policies should be considered along-side welfare policy changes aimed at economically disconnected families, and that public housing is a critical site for interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-30
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Sociology and Social Welfare
Volume40
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

Keywords

  • Economically disconnected families
  • Housing policy
  • Public housing
  • Temporary assistance for needy families

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