Columbus Community Geography Center

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2014

Community Partner(s)

Housing Authority of Columbus, Georgia and the Columbus State University Social Research Center


Columbus, GA


Columbus State University (CSU), operating through it Social Research Center (SRC), agreed to provide analysis of a Moving To Work (MTW) project that is being conducted by the Housing Authority of Columbus, Georgia (HACG). The local study is one of several MTW studies sponsored by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This five‐year study is focused in the three broad areas of rent reform, a voucher program, and a housing program for homeless veterans. The first area is focused on the use of incentives to increase the percentage of residents who are gainfully employed. The second explores the impact on the lives of residents of providing housing that is not tied to a public housing facility through vouchers for 120% of the average market rent in Columbus. The third examines the efficacy of taking homeless veterans off the streets and placing them in safe and decent housing before asking them to make lifestyle changes. The SRC is to provide analysis of the programs.

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