Secondary Outcomes (end points)
We also intend to study the impacts of rental assistance on several other economic outcomes. Each of these groups of outcomes could become primary outcomes if we can link them. We have identified the outcomes of interest but have not yet been able to determine whether we will be able to access and merge administrative records held by the state government, local government, or private companies to be able to study them. Once we have secured the appropriate data access, we may consider some of these to be primary tenant outcomes.
- Housing security: number of moves, characteristics of any new residential neighborhoods moved to
- Labor market outcomes: employment, wage income, hourly wages, weekly hours (as measured in Tennessee UI records).
- Transfer benefit receipt (as measured in Tennessee administrative data on, e.g., SNAP)
- Financial outcomes (as measured from credit scores from credit reporting agencies). Health and hospitalization records
Homeless records: from the Homelessness Management Information System
We will study these outcomes within one to twelve months after, as well as two to five years after, the date of the initial wave in which the tenant applies. If surveys are administered, we anticipate that they will be during the year of treatment (i.e., 2021), but we leave open the possibility of longer-run survey outcomes.
We may also study the following landlord outcomes:
- Financial outcomes (as measured from credit reporting agencies)
Pending funding, IRB approval, and collaboration with our government and nonprofit partners, we may also administer tenant and landlord surveys to measure outcomes such as subjective probability of eviction, mental health, neighborhood and housing satisfaction, etc. These outcomes are more speculative, and we will amend the pre-registration before analyzing such data.