Why does access to opportunity matter? Place matters, and where you live shapes your future. Having access to quality jobs, schools and transit are all factors that shape people’s ability to move out of poverty and create upward mobility for themselves and their children. Areas of concentrated poverty typically have low access to transit and jobs, and poor schools, leading to disparate life outcomes. Locating housing in areas of opportunity empowers families towards future success and helps break cycles of poverty. As is the case in many cities across the country, Greensboro’s existing stock of affordable housing is concentrated in areas that do not provide residents with high access to opportunity.
Existing Subsidized Units
Source: National Housing Preservation Database, Opportunity Atlas, HR&A Analysis