Saying that these relocations have no deleterious effects on a community is counter to what actually transpired in virtually every community this program has been introduced in. (remember "Move to Opportunity?") Having grown up in Edgewood in the 1970s and '80s, I experienced first hand the impact of this well-intentioned program. In a matter of a decade, a stable, middle class community devolved into one having the highest crime rate in the county. Edgewood has never recovered from this program, and many other communities in the region (Aberdeen, Joppatowne, Essex, Rosedale, Dundalk, Parkville and Overlea) have experienced similar fates, including declining home values, increased crime rates and poor public school performance. To say that these programs have no downside to a community is just not true. Please provide one study indicating that a community actually benefited from one of these programs.