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. 

July 1, 2000

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The background vision and mission of the Making Connections initiative.

  2. 2

    The six housing goals of the Casey foundation to help poor families find decent housing.

  3. 3

    What interferes with home ownership and how the Department of Housing and Urban Development tries to help.

  4. 4

    How communities can help during the housing crisis.

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    What issues Making Connections teams might face when tackling housing.

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.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations