Housing Challenges Common among Students, According to Educators in Recent Survey

A recent study by Enterprise Community Partners and the NHP Foundation found that 76% of educators reported housing-related challenges are somewhat or very common among their students. Survey participants consisted of 500 educators nationwide, including teachers, aides, and specialists working directly with students. The study found that low-income families were acutely impacted by housing challenges. For example, 87% of staff in Title 1 (higher poverty) schools said housing challenges are common, compared to 65% of staff in non-Title 1 (lower poverty) schools. Findings also showed that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the impact of housing-related challenges among students.

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