Literature Review: On the Importance of Affordable Housing for Families and Communities

A new report by Enterprise Community Partners provides a literature review of research about the effects of stable and affordable housing.

Terry Garrison shares news of the report by Enterprise Community Partners, called "Impact of Affordable Housing on Families and Communities." Garrison summarizes the argument of the report, "the challenge of housing affordability and the dearth of affordable housing could be contributing to the cycle of poverty and underperformance too many Americans are dealing with."

Garrison goes on to list nine of the report's findings, including:

  • Education: "Housing instability can jeopardize children’s performance and success in school, leading to lasting achievement gaps, while a stable environment contributes to improved educational outcomes." (For more on the connection between affordable housing and intellectual performance, see also a recent report out of Johns Hopkins University).
  • Neighborhood Quality: "Affordable housing increases local purchasing power, boosts job creation, and generates new tax revenues."
Full Story: 9 ways the lack of affordable housing is hurting America

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