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As Suburbs Diversify, the Legacy of School Segregation Persists

The suburbs have long been perceived as neighborhoods with high-quality schools, but racism and segregation prevented communities of color from accessing these neighborhoods for decades. These…

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To Improve Lives and Expand Opportunities, Recognize the Power of Housing

by Maya Brennan and Veronica Gaitán
Housing is at the epicenter of all opportunities and outcomes. It is the first rung on the ladder to economic opportunity, and a person’s access to opportunity…

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How Life Goals Differ between Men and Women in Supportive Housing

Men and women become and stay homeless for different reasons, but little research has examined how the gender identity of adults experiencing homelessness influences their goals. This study explored…

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How Does Homelessness Affect Educational Outcomes of Children in Florida?

There were 33,889 homeless schoolchildren in Florida during the 2007–08 school year, including children temporarily doubled up with others and children staying in hotels, motels, shelters,…

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Seattle’s Approach to Housing and Education Alignment Seeks Results and Longevity

by Maya Brennan
Affordable housing providers, public schools, and other community-based or public service agencies each contribute part of the foundation for children’s well-being, yet their…

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Why Educators, Health Professionals, and Others Focused on Economic Mobility Should Care about Housing

Cities striving to improve residents’ lives often focus on such issues as schools, parks, jobs, or health. Often overlooked is something equally fundamental. Trace the lineage of many social…

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The Central Importance of Housing

by Veronica Gaitán
A recent Time article highlighted Secretary Ben Carson’s support for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program that designates $100 million each year to…

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To Improve Children’s Access to Quality Education, Both Housing and School Options Matter

by Maya Brennan
In the United States, families often exercise school choice through their housing decisions. During the housing bubble, home buyers whose purchase was primarily motivated by the…

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Stabilizing Children: The Intersecting Roles of People, Place, and Housing

by Mary Bogle, senior research associate, Urban Institute
Children typically thrive when they are surrounded by positive and predictable routines, places, and people. Abrupt, involuntary, or…

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Integrated Student Supports and Resident Services Provide Wraparound Supports for Education

by Matt Lawyue and Maya Brennan
Student success depends on more than the quality of teaching in the classroom. It extends beyond teacher competency, curricula, and school resources. Factors outside…

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