How Housing Matters to Families and Communities explores the notion that affordable housing may be an essential "platform" that promotes positive outcomes in education, employment, and physical and mental health, among other areas.
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A report by the Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy at NYU evaluates the elementary schools closest to families receiving federal housing assistance nationwide in each state as well as the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Read More
About 10% of children in low-income families reported at least one homeless episode – and an additional 24% had at least one episode where they lived "doubled up" with relatives, friends or other families – before age 6. Read More
Northwestern University Professor Thomas Cook, the director of the Research Network, describes the network's research on how housing affects a host of other issues, from education a child's behavior. Watch
Recipients will mine and connect existing data sets, such as the U.S. Census and school statistics, in new ways to reveal insights into the effectiveness of housing policies and related public programs. Read More