Housing and Education Partnerships

Research Report

Housing and Education Partnerships

A Case Study of Akron, Ohio


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 Akron, Ohio. Akron’s housing and education partnership has been developing along two tracks: the Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) is a set of programs and supports offered to young children living in AMHA developments and their families; and the Reach Opportunity Center at Summit Lake is a community-based education resource center that is owned and operated by AMHA and APS.

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