Housing and Education Partnerships: A Case Study of Vancouver, Washington

Research Report

Housing and Education Partnerships: A Case Study of Vancouver, Washington

Abstract

Housing authorities are in a unique position to support educators, low-income students, and their caregivers outside the school day. This study describes the partnership between the housing authority and school district in Vancouver, Washington. The core elements of Vancouver Housing Authority’s partnership with Vancouver Public Schools are: the pilot Stable Housing Voucher Program, a data-sharing agreement, and the shared hiring of an AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) member. In addition, VHA operates several of its own education-related initiatives as part of the Skyline Campus of Learners at the Skyline Crest housing development.

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