Housing & Schools

Connecting the Dots Between Housing & Schools


Beginning in 2014, Housing Virginia took on a multi-year initiative to explore the connection between affordable housing and schools. Housing Virginia kicked off this policy project with a Housing & Schools Symposium in partnership with the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center for Urban & Regional Analysis and School of Education.

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Over 200 housing professionals and educators came together for the first time in Virginia to discuss the important relationship between student success and where and how students live outside the classroom. The success from the first symposium also inspired a second symposium in 2015, this time focusing specifically on schools in the face of changing demographics.


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2014 Symposium Materials


2015 Symposium Materials


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