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Three Ways Hospitals and Health Systems Can Improve How They Invest in Affordable Housing

by Martha Fedorowicz and Kathryn Reynolds
Adequate, safe, and affordable housing is one of our most basic needs. But in the US, access to housing is not guaranteed. Demand for affordable housing is…

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Can Housing Interventions Reduce Incarceration and Recidivism?

by Kimberly Burrowes
Over the past two decades, criminal justice reform has focused on evidence-based interventions to prevent arrests and incarceration and to facilitate community reintegration….

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Funding Housing Sustainably: The Promise of California Cap and Trade

by Oriya Cohen
California has a severe housing shortage. Because of steady population and job growth, poor planning, and local land-use processes that often stifle development, more than half of the…

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Inclusionary Zoning Can Improve Outcomes for Public Housing Residents

Research suggests that living in concentrated poverty is harmful to health, well-being, and economic mobility. Inclusionary zoning can break up poverty density by imposing legal requirements to…

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades Can Help Multifamily Housing Remain Affordable

Evidence shows that retrofitting the entire stock of multifamily apartment buildings in the United States could save tenants and property owners $8 billion a year in energy costs and reduce…

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Rental Assistance Can Be a Tool for Improving Diabetes Self-Management

The US rental assistance shortage affects the health outcomes of low-income households. Emerging research shows that people waiting for rental assistance report worse health levels and more…

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Young and Homeless in Washington, DC

Writing by Serena Lei and photography by Maura Friedman
In late August, fall classes at Trinity Washington University had just begun, but Bre* was already thinking ahead to winter break. When the…

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Can the Design of Affordable Housing Promote Exercise?

To encourage architects and planners to design built environments that promote physical activity, New York City offers an “active design” building incentive within the Leadership in Energy and…

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How Housing Can Determine Educational, Health, and Economic Outcomes

by Veronica Gaitán
Many social issues stem from a history of unstable, unaffordable, and poor-quality housing. Research shows that housing is the first rung on the ladder to economic opportunity…

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What Are the ‘Right Moves’ for Your Family?

Make trade-offs to prioritize your family’s health, education, and finances as the head of a low-income family, and see how the scenario might have been different if you’d had a housing voucher.

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