Housing and education
Improving educational outcomes for children
Children’s academic achievement can be strongly affected by conditions at home and in the surrounding neighborhood. This brief introduces policies that support development and operation of high-quality, affordable housing that allows children to focus on their education and avoid unplanned moves that disrupt school attendance. The brief also describes ways to promote development of affordable housing in resource-richA term to define neighborhoods that offer abundant amenities, such as access to quality schools and public libraries, streets and parks that are free from violence and provide a safe place to play, and fresh and healthy food. neighborhoods that provide access to high-quality schools and enrichment activities.