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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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High-Return Investments for America’s Children

by Maya Brennan and Erika Poethig
Since the Federal Reserve System hosted the first Community Development Research Conference 20 years ago, more than 10 million Americans have dropped out of high…

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Improving Neighborhoods Means Embracing Complexity

by Maya Brennan
While the American Dream envisions success coming from hard work, researchers continually find a connection between current and future well-being and neighborhoods. But identifying…

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What Happens When Children Move to Better Neighborhoods?

The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) experiment examines if moving to a lower-poverty neighborhood improves children’s long-term economic outcomes and if the gains decline when children are older. The…

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Are Some Types of Childhood Moves Worse than Others?

Children experience “primarily detrimental effects” from moving during childhood, according to research by Rebekah Levine Coley and Melissa Kull published in Child Development. With data on a…

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Moving Combines with Other Risks for Highly Mobile Kids

Scholars have regularly found connections between childhood moves and adverse outcomes, such as reduced academic performance and problem behaviors. Child development experts want to better understand…

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