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June 7, 2021

Confronting Housing Insecurity—A Key to Getting Kids Back to School

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  • 1Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta
JAMA Pediatr. Published online June 7, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.1085

Discussions about the impact of COVID-19 on children have primarily centered around disruptions in education. Some students are approaching a year since they have been in the classroom, and the challenges and inequities of virtual learning are well documented. But as momentum and planning for reopenings have grown, an issue continues to be overlooked: housing and the looming eviction cliff. Housing insecurity undermines children’s education, and unless we address it, the return to in-school instruction will not solve the inequities harming so many children.

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