Research Report Smallest Victims of the Foreclosure Crisis: Children in the District of Columbia
Jennifer Comey, Michel Grosz
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As foreclosures have been sweeping the nation in the past few years, the effect of the crisis on children tends to be overlooked. In this brief, the first of two, we discuss foreclosure trends as they relate to public school students living in Washington, D.C. between 2003 and 2008. In particular, we describe the demographic makeup of the students affected, the type of housing and neighborhoods in which they live, and the schools they attend. We conclude with recommendations for both the housing and education sectors in mitigating this crisis as the number of foreclosures continues to rise.

Research Areas Education Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Children and youth Families Social safety net Housing
Tags Economic well-being Housing markets K-12 education Transportation Homelessness Child welfare Neighborhoods and youth development
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center