Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Among Community College Students: A Longitudinal Evaluation of a Housing Choice Voucher Program

Authors: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Christine Baker-Smith, Sarah A. Cordes, and Kallie Clark
April 2024

Launched in 2014 by Tacoma Community College and the Tacoma Housing Authority, the nationally recognized College Housing Assistance Program provided government-funded housing choice vouchers to students experiencing or at serious risk of experiencing homelessness. This evaluation examines the program’s effects over seven years on students’ academic performance and attainment, housing stability, employment and earnings, use of public benefits, health and use of publicly funded health services, and interactions with the criminal justice system.

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