Not surprisingly, the report found that people value choice and that the goal of public policy should be to provide diverse services to serve the different housing choices that people will make including staying where they are or to moving to a higher income neighborhood with more opportunity.
Additional findings include that:
More affordable housing is necessary to provide the most choice so that individuals with restricted incomes have more housing choice;
Better schools in all areas regardless of income level are integral to transforming low income neighborhoods and giving children equal opportunity in life; and
Policy should not be based on an assumption that it is problematic for too many poor people or too many minorities to live in the same area.