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  • Click here for a general list of charter school resources.

  • Presentations from the National Charter School Facilities Institute can be found at:

  • Making Charter School Facilities More Affordable: State-driven Policy Approaches showcases charter school facility laws and practices that have been developed to tackle the facilities challenge in eight states and Washington, D.C. (Out of Print)

  • Implementation of the Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program: Final Report (2008). This report examines implementation of the Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program and documents loan activities facilitated by the program. The study focuses on the nine organizations that received grants in FY 2002 through FY2004. It draws on information from program applications and annual performance reports; secondary data sources; and discussions with grantees, unsuccessful applicants, charter school facilities lenders, and nine schools assisted by grantees.

  • Charter Schools: New Charter Schools across the Country and in the District of Columbia Face Similar Start-Up Challenges. Report to Congressional Requesters. (General Accounting Office, Washington, DC Sept. 2003). This study analyzed federal and state charter school laws, addressing challenges faced by charter school startups nationwide, state resources available to address these challenges, and how the District of Columbia compares in terms of charter school challenges and resources. The three greatest challenges facing new charter schools were securing a facility, obtaining startup funding, and acquiring the expertise necessary to run a charter school. Challenges facing District schools are similar to those nationwide, although obtaining facilities is particularly difficult in the District due to the cost of real estate and poor conditions of available buildings. To offset this, the District provides charter schools with various forms of assistance. 39 pages. Report NO: GAO-03-899. [68KB]

  • Debunking the Real Estate Risk of Charter Schools.  Kaufman Foundation, 2005. This publication describes the risk of lending to charter schools. Visit: [368KB]

Last Modified: 07/28/2016