Research Report Housing and Schools: Working Together to Reduce the Negative Effects of Student Mobility
Jennifer Comey, Kathryn L.S. Pettit
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How has the recession and its resulting family instability impacted childrens residential and school mobility? Officials from housing, homeless, and school programs discussed the full spectrum of residential mobility in two recent Urban Institute roundtables: from chronic mobility, eviction, and foreclosure to doubled-up households and homelessness. Attendees explored programs and policies to reduce residential and student mobility, as well as brainstormed new ways for different organizations to work together. The discussion centered on examples of school districts, government agencies, and nonprofit housing counseling agencies working together to mitigate the negative effects of mobility.

Research Areas Education Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) K-12 education Families with low incomes National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) Housing stability