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Savings at Tax Time: The Effect of $aveNYC on Savings in Low-income Households

September 1, 2013

Researchers evaluating a New York City tax-time savings program find significant effect of participation on savings levels, the presence of savings, the ratio of savings to expenses, and the likelihood of having savings to meet one month’s expenses, particularly for households without children.

Homeownership and Neighborhood Satisfaction Among Low- and Moderate-Income Households

August 1, 2011

Homeownership is an important predictor of neighborhood satisfaction among low- and moderate-income households, even when controlling for a host of socioeconomic, demographic and neighborhood characteristics. This suggests that homeownership can serve as a viable way to improve neighborhood satisfaction and overall quality of life.