Policy Report

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.

May 1, 2013

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    3 dimensions of housing policy critical to improving child outcomes.

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    How affordable housing mitigates poverty.

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    How a permanent home and loving family increase a kid’s chance of adult success.

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    Why housing policy must be reviewed on a state by state basis.

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    How state and federal housing policies differ.

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.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations