Choosing a better life is the first distillation of years of research on the mto project the largest rigorously designed social experiment to investigate the consequences of moving low income public housing residents to low poverty neighborhoods. In 1994 the us department of housing and urban development hud launched a novel social experiment the moving to opportunity for fair housing demonstration mto in 5 sites baltimore boston chicago los angeles and new york city. Will housing mix create social mix and will social mix create social opportunity this question is central in american and european urban debates in europe however there is a big gap between the political debates and actions regarding these issues and empirical research. Goering john and judith d feins 2003 choosing a better life evaluating the moving to opportunity social experiment washington dc urban institute press keels micere et al 2005 fifteen years later can residential mobility programs provide a permanent escape from neighborhood segregation crime and poverty . Goering j feins j choosing a better life evaluating the moving to opportunity social experiment evaluating the moving to opportunity social experiment washington dc urban institute 2003
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