Stable and healthy families


A stable and healthy home environment creates the foundation for all mobility outcomes. Individuals who grow up in families with sufficient financial resources, stable housing arrangements, and good physical and mental health are more likely to experience positive economic mobility outcomes at every life stage.

Family stability is bolstered by financial security, workforce, health, housing, and justice strategies.

Evidence-based strategies

Providing low-income residents with broadband internet access, hardware subsidies, and digital skills classes
Housing and community development
Supervision, curricula, programming, and healthy learning environments for children ages 0-5
Early childhood
Using legislative, operational, and financial methods to facilitate the construction of more affordable housing
Housing and community development
Providing coaching, coursework, tools, and more for participants to improve their short- and long-term financial wellbeing
Financial security
Reducing or eliminating financial penalties, waiving debt, and expunging records for minor offenses
Justice and public safety Financial security
Providing unconditional cash transfers to residents at regular intervals
Financial security
Preventing gun violence through limiting gun access and circulation, and raising public awareness 
Health and well-being Justice and public safety
Increasing housing stability for tenants at risk of displacement and homelessness
Housing and community development Justice and public safety Financial security
Removing cost and distance barriers to healthy food for children and families
Health and well-being
Eliminating financial, physical, and other barriers to health care access and quality 
Health and well-being
Requiring all employers within a jurisdiction to pay wages adjusted to local living costs
Financial security
Ensuring that existing affordable homes and rental units remain safe, healthy, and high-quality
Housing and community development Health and well-being
Supporting residents in accessing care, understanding health information, and making informed decisions
Health and well-being
Helping residents balance work, health, and caring for family
Post-secondary education and workforce development Financial security Health and well-being
Improving resident experience in learning about, applying to, and receiving aid
Financial security Health and well-being
Reducing STI transmission and unintended pregnancy by teaching and encouraging safer behavior and decision-making
K-12 education Health and well-being
Positioning students to be physically and emotionally ready to learn
K-12 education Health and well-being
Increasing access to high-quality health care and education for new and expecting families
Health and well-being Early childhood
Direct supports for foster youth, training programs for prospective foster parents, foster care models, and programs aiming to preserve and reunify families
Health and well-being
Supporting wealth creation for low-income households through a range of savings models
Financial security