Stability. It’s not a word you might associate with a child’s future earning power, but it can be a precious commodity. For children, stability means waking up in the same bed, in the same home, in the same community every day. It means catching the bus to the same school with the same friends and the same teacher. It means homework before TV, eating dinner as a family and a book before bedtime. And, it has been proven that access to affordable housing, high quality early childhood education and good schools in vibrant communities equates to stability. Without stability, it is exponentially harder for a child from a low-income family to move up the economic ladder.