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ERIC Number: ED556323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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Linking Housing and School Integration Policy: What Federal, State and Local Governments Can Do. Issue Brief No. 5
Tegeler, Philip
National Coalition on School Diversity
This Issue Brief states that, in spite of the obvious "reciprocal relationship" between housing and school policy, government housing and education agencies have rarely collaborated to promote the common goals of racial and economic integration. Recent efforts to promote collaboration among housing and school agencies have focused on place-based interventions to enhance the learning environment for low income children in segregated, high poverty schools and neighborhoods, However government housing and education planners can do more to address the underlying conditions of segregation and poverty concentration that are a major contributor to unequal neighborhood and school conditions. Housing and school integration can have a strong mutually reinforcing effect, if they adhered to the following recommendations to: (1) Encourage collaboration between state housing and education departments to promote housing and school integration; (2) Incorporate school integration into ongoing regional planning efforts; (3) Site new assisted housing in low poverty, high performing school districts; (4) Link housing and school integration in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; and (5) Build school integration into existing HUD-Department of Education collaborations on Choice Neighborhoods and Promise Neighborhoods.
National Coalition on School Diversity. 1200 18th Street NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-906-8023; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Coalition on School Diversity; Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC)