*Research Brief Housing

How Do the Lives of Participants in a Housing Mobility Program Change after They Move? A Case Study of the Mobility Connection Program

This brief outlines the results of an assessment of Mobility Connection, a housing mobility program in St. Louis, Missouri. Mobility Connection is administered through Ascend STL and this assessment was conducted in partnership with the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. Our research focused on answering the following questions:

  • How do Mobility Connection participants report their lives changing since moving to a High Opportunity Area?
  • How do participants feel about the quality of the Mobility Connection program?

To answer these questions, researchers administered a novel survey to 20 Mobility Connection participants who had completed a move with support from the program.


Hampton, J., Roll, S. J., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2020). How do the lives of participants in a housing mobility program change after they move? A case study of the mobility connection program. (SPI Research Brief No. 20-01). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Social Policy Institute.