Minneapolis program aims to address student housing insecurity (Minneapolis Public Housing Authority & Tacoma Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
September 12th, 2019

From Education Dive:

The Stable Homes Stable Schools initiative — launched in May to help Minneapolis Public Schools students and their families pay rent and maintain consistent housing while also offering wraparound services — already has 125 families with 396 children enrolled in the program and hopes to attract more than 600 students, the Minnesota Daily reported.

The three-year pilot program is a partnership of the school district, the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and Hennepin County. According to the housing authority, the district found 5,002 students experiencing homelessness in the 2017-2018 school year.


The growing affordable housing crisis often forces students and their families to move, and causes students to leave the schools they are attending and the stability consistent enrollment provides. In an effort to create more stability for students and allow them to remain in familiar environments, districts around the country are launching housing-based initiatives.

For instance, Tacoma Public Schools in Washington teamed up with the Tacoma Housing Authority to create options to do just that

Read Education Dive's article "Minneapolis program aims to address student housing insecurity," featuring the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and the Tacoma Housing Authority.

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