A review of estimates of housing insecurity and homelessness among students in U.S. higher education

Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 2019
Katharine M. Broton

Lack of secure affordable housing is a substantial concern for many of today’s college students. Over the past two decades, the price of college has risen, the purchasing power of need-based financial aid has declined, and most family incomes have stagnated. This paper provides a review of estimates of the prevalence of housing insecurity, including homelessness, among college students in the U.S. from peer-reviewed and grey literature and a nationally representative study of undergraduates.

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