Housing as a Platform
The Urban Institute and What Works Collaborative released three papers that explore how housing combined with support services can create better outcomes for vulnerable populations. Housing as a Platform for Improving Education Outcomes among Low-Income Children demonstrates how high-quality, affordable housing located in safe neighborhoods can both help meet children’s basic needs and provide access to high-performing schools, ensuring academic success. Housing as a Platform for Improving Outcomes for Older Renters finds that beyond providing basic shelter, housing is critical for maintaining health, quality of life and independence for older populations. Housing as a Platform for Formerly Incarcerated Persons discusses how housing can provide individuals with a pathway toward successful reentry and reintegration following release from prison and jail.