Housing, Transportation, and Access to Suburban Jobs by Welfare Recipients in the Cleveland Area

Book by Claudia J. Coulton, Laura Leete, Neil Bania

Center on Poverty and Community Development   (Cleveland)

This chapter examines whether welfare recipients' locations match low-skill job openings and available, affordable rental housing. Using Cleveland, Ohio, as an example, they find that most recipients live in the inner-city where there are few available jobs. Commuting to jobs would often be prohibitive in terms of time and financial burden, and moving nearer to jobs is unlikely since affordable housing is scarce.