Affordable Housing and Education



Stable, affordable housing reduces the frequency of unwanted moves that lead children to experience disruptions in educational instructions. Home ownership may provide a platform for helping children do better in schools and in their education.  Research on the connection between home ownership and children’s education has found that homeowner’s tend to move less frequently than renters and that this may account for part of the difference in educational outcomes between children of homeowners and children of renters.

An extensive body of research shows that stable, affordable housing provide children with enhanced opportunities for educational success. This is very clear that schools, teachers, and principals are responsible for children’s education, but also a research suggests that a supportive and stable home environment can complement the efforts of educators, leading to better student achievement. A number of affordable housing developments use their natural community as a means of providing residents services, such as after-school programs in the premises. High quality after school programs have a number of potential advantages over school-based programs.

Mr. Pradeep Aggarwal, Chairman – ASSOCHAM National Council on Real Estate, Housing and Urban Development, Founder and Chairman – Signature Global India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Affordable Housing quality can positively affect children’s safety and health outcomes, leading to better school attendance rates and improved attentiveness in class. Living in a housing unit that comfortably accommodates all members of the household provides a stress-free environment in which children can accomplish homework assignments.”

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