Kids Mobility Project Report
As part of Family Housing Fund’s body of work on childhood homelessness, this qualitative study of 100 Minneapolis families was commissioned to learn about the effects of frequent moves and housing instability on children. Frequent moves make it difficult for children to adjust to new communities and result in poor school attendance, academic performance, and social adjustment for children.
This report concludes that the lack of safe, affordable housing consistently factors into frequent family moves. It recommends following the model of community schools, which provide a wide variety of services for parents and children alike. However, community-based efforts to strengthen families and neighborhoods will struggle to improve family stability if the root cause of that instability, the lack of housing, is not addressed.