This report from the University of Minnesota's Center for Advanced Studies on Child Welfare looks at the educational outcomes of children in family supportive housing. The study compares the academic performance of 70 students in supportive housing versus 342 homeless students. All participants resided in Minnesota. Among its findings, the analysis found that the number of children with reports of child maltreatment declined dramatically in supportive housing, while the number of similar reports among homeless children increased. The authors conclude that "It will be important for policymakers to find ways to increase or maintain funding avenues for the provision of supportive housing services." The report was written by Saahoon Hong and Kristine N. Piescher.
Research category: Youth