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Overcrowding, the Hidden Side Effect of the Housing Crunch

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According the U.S. Census Bureau, 14% of children nationwide live in overcrowded homes, which has been linked to poor educational performance and behavioral issues as well as physical health problems. According to Claudia Solari of Abt Associates, every additional person per room in a crowded home “is like taking away $30,000 in family income.

To learn more about the impacts of housing on education, see our Benefits of Housing brief.