High housing costs, poor housing quality, overcrowded living conditions, unstable neighborhoods, residential mobility and episodes of homelessness all have detrimental impact on child and family well-being.

    Schools, healthcare facilities, neighborhood centers, and child and family services organizations can provide early identification of, and timely and appropriate responses to, indicators of housing distress.

To promote and facilitate access to stable housing as a base for improved child and family well-being.   

A new report has been released by the Center for Housing Policy at the National Housing Conference, revealing new cost burdens for renters. According to the report, Housing Landscape 2015, the continuing economic recovery has improved housing affordability slightly for low- and moderate-income working households, but housing costs continue to increase for renters. In addition, the report analyzes housing trends by race and ethnicity, showing that households headed by a minority racial or ethnic group, with the exception of American Indians and Native Alaskans, have a notable higher housing cost burden than did white-headed households. Key points in the report include the following: ♦  Renters Face Steady Rise in Housing Costs While Owners Have Benefited from Falling Housing Costs ♦  Non-White Working Households are More Likely to be Severely Cost Burdened ♦  The Lowest Income Households Face the Greatest Housing Costs Burdens Please be sure to read the ...

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