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Metropolitan Housing & Communities Policy Center

Supportive Housing for High-Need Families in the Child Welfare System

After showing success with the chronically homeless and other hard-to-serve groups, supportive housing is being tested among families that have been in contact with the child welfare system.

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Supportive Housing


DC Housing Affordability


The Metro Center's work concentrates on the communities—housing developments, neighborhoods, cities, and suburbs—that make up America's urban regions. Our research investigates factors that shape the quality of life in these communities, the opportunities they offer residents, and the effectiveness of federal, state, and local public policies that govern urban housing and neighborhoods.

Until recently, many funders, policy researchers, and advocates thought of K-12 education and community development as separate spheres.  Read more
Low-income housing is not typically associated with high-end architectural design. Read More

Main feature photo by Flickr user Ted Eytan