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Study: Community College Housing Program Produced Better Life Outcomes


Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

Education Northwest released the results of a nine-year study on the College Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) at Tacoma Community College, showing that the program improved students’ job prospects, health, and well-being. The study highlights the importance of addressing housing and basic needs for community college students. It also revealed the challenges faced by housing insecure students, such as discrimination from landlords. Successful housing assistance led to higher graduation rates. The study emphasizes the need for support in areas such as housing, food security, childcare, and transportation for student success. The program’s impact on students’ lives underscores the importance of institutions taking steps to help students secure housing….

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