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Do Federally Assisted Households Have Access to High Performing Public Schools?

A report prepared for the Poverty Race and Research Action Council
by Ingrid Gould Ellen and Keren Mertens Horn,
Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University
  • Download the 28-page report

  • Appendix A: State-by-state tables

  • Appendix B: Metropolitan area tables

  • Appendix C: National distributions of family units by school performance

  • Appendix D: Top 100 MSAs – percentile rankings for each housing program

Related recent reports and conferences from PRRAC

Finding Common Ground: Coordinating Housing and Education Policy to Promote Integration (October 2011)

New Homes, New Neighborhoods, New Schools: A Progress Report on the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program by Lora Engdahl (PRRAC and the Baltimore Regional Housing Campaign, October 2009)

Bringing Children Together: Magnet Schools and Public Housing Redevelopment (2009)

Coordinating Housing and Education Policy to Support Racial and Economic Integration: a February 3, 2011 Roundtable at HUD
Both HUD and the Department of Education are working hard to improve resources and outcomes in low income, racially isolated communities and schools. But both agencies also share a mandate to expand low income families’ access to racially and economically integrated schools and communities. PRRAC recently convened officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Education to explore ways in which the two agencies might work collaboratively to advance school and housing integration, recognizing that these two systems interact in highly interdependent ways.
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