School District Program Helps Parents Of Homeless Children With Rent And Support Services
But, over the last few years, the family has been stabilized by an unusual partnership between their children’s school and the Tacoma, Wash., housing authority. Known as the McCarver Elementary School Special Housing Program, the pilot program, started in 2011, is one of a small but growing number of “place based” solutions that aim to tackle the problem of family mobility—a major risk factor for low student achievement—head-on. They do so both by slowing families from relocating and by easing the effects of such changes through supportive services.
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