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How Housing and Neighborhood Quality Affect Children’s Mental Health

How does the quality of where we live affect our children’s development? The impact of housing and neighborhood quality on physical health has long been studied in the public health field, but…

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Does HUD Assistance Affect Child Health Outcomes?

About 4 million of the 10 million Americans who receive US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) assistance are children. How healthy are these children? Housing policymakers and public…

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How Does Homelessness Affect Educational Outcomes of Children in Florida?

There were 33,889 homeless schoolchildren in Florida during the 2007–08 school year, including children temporarily doubled up with others and children staying in hotels, motels, shelters,…

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How Does Household Crowding Affect Education Outcomes?

From 2003 to 2009, the number of American households containing multiple families tripled. Crowded housing (when a household has more members than rooms) is most common among low-income families, is…

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Late Rent Payments Can Harm Health Outcomes of Caregivers and Children

Unstable housing, which includes poor housing quality, unstable neighborhoods, overcrowding, and other factors, is a significant social determinant of health for adults and children. This new study…

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Can Housing Explain Racial Disparities in Childhood Asthma?

Black children have higher rates of diagnosis, morbidity, mortality, and hospitalizations for asthma than white children, and some people suggest that racial and ethnic disparities stem from…

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Do Outcomes for Assisted Housing Residents Depend on Race?

In 2011, more than half of children in assisted housing were black. This study explores whether features of assisted housing, including housing unit and neighborhood quality, differ for black and…

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What’s the Relationship Between Housing and Childhood Asthma?

Increasingly, housing practitioners and health care providers are learning that their missions are aligned. Housing quality helps determine health outcomes, such as a person’s exposure to allergens…

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The Central Importance of Housing

by Veronica Gaitán
A recent Time article highlighted Secretary Ben Carson’s support for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program that designates $100 million each year to…

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How Housing Quality Affects Child Mental Health

by Will Schupmann
Homes are where people expect to be safe, comfortable, and healthy. But this is not the case for millions of children who are at risk of poor health outcomes because of problems…

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