Austin is training staff to help parents find affordable housing so that kids don't have to switch schools

The Austin Independent School District created a system to prevent low-income families from being displaced by rising rents around the city. The system, which includes a website that tracks affordable housing options and a network of staff ready to help families, allows students to stay in-district and progress their learning within the same community. In gentrifying Austin, low-income families are getting pushed out. The district trained staff to help them find new, cheaper homes close to school.

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