Affordable Housing, Community Development, Reports and Publications, Supportive Housing

3 New Reports Outline How Support Services and Housing Go Hand in Hand

Urban Institute
 

The Urban Institute in conjunction with the What Works Collaborative have recently released 3 reports that detail how housing and support services can be combined to better serve vulnerable populations. 

  • Housing as a Platform for Formerly Incarcerated Persons: This paper outlines how housing can be used as a vehicle to facilitate the successful re-entry of formerly incarcerated persons into mainstream society.
  • Housing as a Platform for Improving Outcomes for Older Renters: This paper outlines how housing can be used as a medium to ease the stress on low-income older renters and facilitate their independence. The report shows a correlation between access to quality affordable housing and access to services to positive life outcomes.
  • Housing as a Platform for Improving Education Outcomes among Low-Income Children: This paper differs from most papers on the topic in that it does not just show how low-income children are disadvantaged by not having access to safe high quality housing.  Instead, this paper outlines how housing can be a critical factor for low-income children to do better in school.

Click here for the papers. 

 
 

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