The campaign released a new issue brief, survey, and podcast on the connection between educational outcomes and housing. These resources are aimed at deepening the understanding of advocates and policymakers about the connection between student achievement and housing stability.

Issue Brief: The issue brief explores three primary channels in which housing influences educational attainment. These three channels include 1) housing security and educational achievement; 2) housing mobility, school access, and integration; and 3) housing security and postsecondary access and success. Each section of the issue brief also provides an in-depth analysis of the racial inequities present in each channel. The brief also contains an explanation of federal policies that would address these channels and explores local/state programs that have been successful. The issue brief was developed in consultation with the campaign’s Racial Equity Working Group.

OSAH-Housing_Education Brief (1)

Download and Print Issue Brief here

Survey: The campaign distributed a survey to 19 major school districts and charter school management organizations to learn how they feel about the connection between housing affordability and educational outcomes. Among the survey’s findings, all respondents said that having stable, affordable housing was very important or extremely important when it comes to their students’ ability to succeed in school.

OSAH Bridges Survey

Download and Print Survey here

Podcast: The campaign’s 31st podcast episode features two guests to explore the deep connections between the housing and education sectors: Dr. Stefan Lallinger, a fellow at the Century Foundation and director of the Bridges Collaborative, who focuses on issues of racial and socioeconomic integration, equity, school governance, and district-charter relationships; and Sam Adams, education programs manager at the Come to Believe Foundation and ongoing contributor to the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign.