Reviewing State Housing Policy with a Child-Centered Lens

Opportunities for Engagement and Intervention

By Center for Housing Policy

May 1, 2013

Summary

This analysis provides a broad overview of state housing policies with a particular focus on how these policies can help remediate child poverty, promote family and residential stability for children, and help families access communities that offer good schools, safe neighborhoods, and other amenities for raising children.

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Key Takeaway

Stable, affordable housing can help families stay together

The policy provision of safe, decent and affordable housing helps offset several of the pathways through which poverty harms children.

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