Brief Aligning Housing and Education: Evidence of Promising Practices and Structural Challenges
Megan Gallagher, Maya Brennan, Alyse D. Oneto, Mica O'Brien
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This brief presents what we know about housing’s effects on education and examines local efforts to improve educational outcomes by ensuring the quality, affordability, or stability of students’ housing. It also discusses the structural barriers to housing stability and educational resources by examining the ways in which the education and housing systems are aligned to limit opportunity for people of color and people with low incomes. The brief concludes with recommendations for short- and longer-term actions to align the two systems through joint partnerships, metrics, and advocacy.

Research Areas Education Nonprofits and philanthropy Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Children and youth Race and equity Housing
Tags Racial segregation Secondary education Housing affordability Wealth inequality Schooling Early childhood education Inequality and mobility Kids in context Neighborhoods and youth development Racial barriers to housing Racial equity in education Racial inequities in neighborhoods and community development Structural racism in civil society and civic participation
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center