Housing and Educational Opportunity: Characteristics of Local Schools Near Families with Federal Housing Assistance

Report by Ingrid Gould Ellen, Keren Horn
July 2018

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

This report focuses on access to neighborhood elementary schools, highlighting disparities between families living in subsidized housing and those who do not. It describes the characteristics of the local public elementary schools to which children living in subsidized housing have access, including their student demographics, teacher characteristics and relative proficiency rates. The report shows that that families receiving all four major types of federal housing assistance lived near lower performing and higher poverty schools than other poor families with children as well as other renters with children.

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