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HUD plan would harm students in mixed-status families, educators say

According to a May HUD document, the rule “assures that housing assistance is specifically targeted to the eligible households as required by the law.” The agency estimates that about 25,000 families would be affected, with almost three-fourths of them being concentrated in California, Texas and New York. The families receive roughly $8,400 per year in housing subsidies.

Research shows that unstable housing arrangements can lead to poor academic outcomes for students because they are more likely to be chronically absent when they are in and out of shelters, having to change schools because of an eviction, or doubling up in another family’s home.

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