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D.C. Expands Affordable Housing, Targets Fast-Growing ‘Grandfamilies’

by Mission First Housing

by D. Kevin McNeir – Washington Informer Editor

Most Americans know grandparents, perhaps even like they themselves, who have taken on the fulfilling yet often arduous task of raising their grandchildren, carrying out daily tasks like preparing breakfast, getting the children to school, organizing their activities and helping them with homework every night.

And while it’s nothing particularly special, two more surprising and noteworthy pieces to the story may be well worth examining: 1) the number of children nationwide who reside with an estimated 2.9 million grandparents – a number released by The Children’s Defense Fund in 2017 that has continued to rise annually since the mid 1990s; and several changes among contemporary social conditions that have been attributed to today’s surge in “grandfamilies.”

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