Baltimore wins $10M Fannie Mae grant to create temporary housing network pilot program for young homeless students

Baltimore’s housing department and a local education consulting firm have won a $10 million grant from Fannie Mae to determine whether a network of temporary housing located near schools and coupled with social services can improve educational outcomes for young children experiencing homelessness. Designed for families with students enrolled in prekindergarten through third grade, the consulting firm will design and develop a model that could be turned into a pilot program and eventually scaled throughout the city. The city’s Department of Housing and Community Development and its partner, UPD Consulting, won the two-year grant from Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Innovation Challenge initiative, which solicited ideas to combat the country’s affordable housing crisis. (Balt. Sun)

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