Teachers know that children learn better and are more likely to graduate when they live in a stable, affordable home
Affordable housing options located in economically diverse neighborhoods can lead to economically diverse schools which consistently drive strong student outcomes for all children.
Even when optimized with high expectations, strong curriculum, and expert instruction, today's schools have not proven powerful enough by themselves to compensate for the disadvantages associated with poverty. The exceptions have not proven a new rule, though some practices have shown promise. The gaps, on average, persist. After 20 years of school reform experience, the data don't lie.
Paul Reville, former Massachusetts Secretary of Education
Low income children who switch schools frequently due to housing instability or homelessness tend to perform less well in school, have learning disabilities and behavioral problems, and are less likely to graduate from high school.
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1 in 4 renters in America – 11.4 million households – have extremely low incomes and cannot afford the rent.
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