The Cleveland Federal Reserve recently released a report on the effects of racial segregation on neighborhood quality. Their research examines five cities that took part in HUD’s pilot program Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing (MTO) during the 1990s. This pilot program was an effort to help low income families move into higher income neighborhoods, but the program did not result in any meaningful racial integration. In fact, their report finds that MTO participants mostly moved into heavily segregated neighborhoods. Their research indicates that higher levels of racial segregation hinder the impact of policies intended to improve neighborhoods. Last week, Next City published an article summarizing the report’s findings. To view that article, click here. To read the Cleveland Federal Reserve report, click here.