Housing x Education Overview
In 2019, Enterprise Community Partners and StriveTogether partnered to explore ways in which housing and education collaborations could advance economic and social mobility for low-income communities. In 2020, the Enterprise launched a customized technical assistance program to all members of the StriveTogether network.
This program allows participating partners, and thereby the larger community, to better understand how housing insecurity is showing up in schools and making the case for partnership across sectors with other community leaders.
By finding opportunities for collaboration between the housing and education sectors, participants in all sectors will be able to help individuals navigate the affordable housing crisis more effectively and identify barriers to eradicate for those experiencing housing insecurity in schools.
Close equity gaps for youth in their academic success by reducing housing insecurity
Why This Matters
Addressing housing insecurity among K-12 students is fundamental to the work of both the housing and education sectors – from impacts on attendance and reading and math proficiency to overall impacts on mobility from poverty