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Public Housing and Public Schools: How Do Students Living in NYC Public Housing Fare in School? 

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Publication Date: November 2008

Publisher(s): Furman Center for Real Estate

Author(s): Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Urban conditions)

Keywords: public housing; schools; Affordable Housing

Type: Policy Brief


This report examines the school performance of children living in NYCHA housing and finds that children living in NYCHA housing perform less well on standardized math and reading tests than other students, even after controlling for the characteristics of the individual students and the schools they attend.