Meeting the Housing Needs of Families

Technical Assistance Resources for Making Connections Cities and Site Teams

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

July 1, 2000

Summary

This guide addresses the serious housing problems faced by millions of low-income families across the United States and within the Making Connections sites. It gives a history of housing issues and shows ideas/examples of projects that Making Connections neighborhood groups might undertake to help low-income families. The guide points out available resources including contacts, challenges that might be faced, potential partners and more. 

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Key Takeaway

The faces of Making Connections that desperately need better housing options

Millions of families pay more than half of their income for rent or live in seriously substandard housing. If we put a face on these statistics, the people with the most desperate housing needs are mothers and fathers working for minimum wage: hotel maids, take-out delivery men, movers, child care workers. These are the families whose futures Making Connections seeks to change.

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