Do households with housing assistance have access to high quality public schools? Evidence from New York City

Report by Ingrid Gould Ellen and Keren Horn
October 2011

Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy   (New York)

In its recent strategic plan, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) listed “using housing as a platform to deliver a wide variety of services and improve the quality of life of its residents” as one of its five key goals. One subgoal focused specifically on increasing access to high-quality public schools for children living in HUD-assisted housing.

Through a case study of assisted households in New York City, we test how HUD could track progress in meeting this goal.