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Young and Homeless in Washington, DC

Writing by Serena Lei and photography by Maura Friedman
In late August, fall classes at Trinity Washington University had just begun, but Bre* was already thinking ahead to winter break. When the…

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Five Facts about Housing Access for LGBT People

by Maya Brennan, Ally Livingston, and Veronica Gaitán
Our homes provide access to job markets, schools, health care, and economic opportunities. We build our lives on this foundation, yet,…

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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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Five Homelessness Trends from 2017 and What They Could Mean for 2018

by Veronica Gaitán
In 2017, communities across the nation experienced a housing affordability crisis, high rental demand, a wave of major natural disasters, and tax uncertainty. According to the US…

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In Mixed-Income Communities, Barriers To Youth Networks

Policymakers increasingly embrace the development of mixed-income communities in the United States. Justification for mixed-income development is often largely based on their potential to minimize…

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How Neighborhoods Affect Low-Income African-American and Latino Youth

Extensive and growing research shows that neighborhoods affect outcomes for children. Since the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) randomly assigns households on its waiting list to public housing…

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How Neighborhoods Influence Our Lives & Futures

Just as the home itself matters for its residents, the social environment of neighborhoods impact health outcomes. While physical components of neighborhoods are known to impact health, such as…

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Poverty and Maternal Stress Worse for Child Health than Homelessness

A report published in the American Journal of Public Health found that poverty and the status of the mother impacts children’s health more than homelessness itself. The study used data from the 20…

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