University of Michigan. August 2019. Asssistant professors Katherine Michelmore and Natasha Pilkauskas released The Effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Housing and Living Arrangements, which examined whether expansions of the EITC affect homelessness and eviction, cost of living, and living arrangements for single mothers. The study found that a $1,000 increase to the EITC improved housing by reducing cost burdens and household crowding, and decreasing instances of “doubling up” or living with additional, nonnuclear-family adults. However, the EITC had no effect on evictions or homelessness, likely because the credit is not available to those who are experiencing unemployment and not receiving income.