Since 2011, the Tacoma Housing Authority and Tacoma Public Schools have partnered to help families at McCarver Elementary School in the Hilltop neighborhood.

The program has produced results at the high-poverty school, increasing student reading scores along with the earned income of participating families.

 An agreement recently approved by the School Board and the Housing Authority board will support the partnership for the coming five school years, with the hope of expanding it to more Tacoma schools.

The school district will pay the housing authority $125,000 per school year for its services.

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