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Barriers to Success: Housing Insecurity for U.S. College Students (PDF)

Over the past decade and a half, surging college enrollment in the United States has opened opportunities for millions of Americans. Today, more than 70 percent of Americans enroll at a four-year college.1 Low-income students have accounted for much of this new enrollment, although college-going has dropped following the Great Recession.

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How Housing Affects Education Outcomes for Low Income Students (PDF)

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Making Connections initiative is a prominent example of a philanthropically directed, place-based intervention. Through tailored social services, technical assistance, grants, and capacity-building resources, the Making Connections initiative sought to improve conditions in targeted low-income communities. Between 2002 and 2010, the Case Foundation worked in 10 U.S. cities with the goals of improving employment, asset development, education, health, and civic participation

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