The Community Choice Demonstration includes an independent evaluation—the Community Choice Demonstration study. The goal of the Community Choice Demonstration study is to understand what services and supports help eligible families access neighborhoods that provide good opportunities for parents and their children. A family is considered eligible if they have a Housing Choice Voucher and at least one child aged 17 or under that they consent to have participate in the study. A number of families from the current Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Housing Choice Voucher waitlist are also being invited to participate in the Demonstration. Participation in the program and study is completely voluntary. To have a chance of being offered services under the program, however, you must agree to participate in the study.
To help you determine if participating in the Community Choice Demonstration is right for your family, HANO will invite you to an information session so you can learn more about the study. If you choose to participate, the following will occur:
The study will allow for a better understanding of how to support families with a Housing Choice Voucher in finding housing in Opportunity Areas. Researchers will use information collected from the study to measure whether children in households that receive services and move to new neighborhoods do better in school and earn more money later in life. The study will also measure how well these services help adults in the household. For more information about how you can participate in the study, contact Germika Stewart at (504) 670-3257 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.hano.org/Housing/CommunityChoiceDemonstration.