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ERIC Number: ED511992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-31
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
Smallest Victims of the Foreclosure Crisis: Children in the District of Columbia
Comey, Jennifer; Grosz, Michel
Urban Institute (NJ1)
The Open Society Institute and the Foundation to Promote Open Society funded three research organizations from the National Neighborhood Indicator Partnership (NNIP) to explore how foreclosures have affected children in individual cities. This brief focuses on the foreclosure trends and impact on children living in Washington, D.C., between 2003 and 2008. The authors hypothesize that the rapid increase in the number of homes that are in the process of foreclosure and have completed foreclosure (i.e., lost to the lender) during the past few years will in turn affect more families with children in the District, leading to additional residential instability. If informed, agencies, advocates, and providers in the housing and education fields can attempt to minimize the negative effects of these disruptive moves. This report, the first in a series of three, answers the following research questions: (1) How many public school children have foreclosures affected in the District of Columbia and how has the number changed over time?; (2) What are the demographic characteristics of the school children affected by foreclosure and have they changed over time?; and (3) Are the affected school children clustered in particular neighborhoods or schools? In the first section, the authors describe the D.C. housing market and trends in foreclosures for all households in the District; in the second section, they focus on households with public school students going through foreclosure; and in the final section, they discuss the implications of their findings for housing and education providers and agencies. Appendices include: (1) Methodology for Merging Student and Foreclosure Data; and (2) Methodology for Identifying Renters. (Contains 10 figures, 2 tables and 8 notes.) [This report was written with the assistance of Kathy Pettit, Leah Hendey and Jose Loya.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia