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Can Access to Free Health Care Ease the Burden of Housing Costs?

Medical expenses pose a serious threat to Americans’ financial health. Research suggests medical debt affects people’s ability to build credit, access health care, and afford their basic needs….

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Child Homelessness Leads to Preventable Health Care Costs

Past research from the Children’s Health Watch has shown that homelessness, both pre-natal and post-natal has a detrimental impact on the health of children. Compared to children that have not…

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Q&A on Evicted with Sociologist Matt Desmond

In his newly released book Evicted, sociologist and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Desmond explores life for low-income renters and their landlords in two high-poverty Milwaukee communities. The book…

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Do Families Leaving Housing Assistance Need Support?

Despite long waiting lists for housing subsidies, households who receive federal housing assistance stay, on average, just a few years. Using data from the Moving to Opportunity (MTO)…

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The Evidence for Addressing Human Needs through Housing

by Maya Brennan
The evidence of the importance of housing for people’s lives is overwhelming. The 90-plus studies now available through How Housing Matters are only a segment of the extensive body…

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Rental Outlook Includes Challenges for Affordability and Services

The biennial America’s Rental Housing report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University spans the topics of rental demand, supply, market conditions, affordability, and policy…

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How an Increase in Housing Subsidies Would Help Young Children

Overcrowded housing and frequent residential moves have well-documented connections with poor health outcomes for children. Research published in Housing Policy Debate explores the relationship…

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How to Improve Health through Housing

The evidence base is large and growing: health is affected by housing. In a 2015 literature review, researchers at the Center for Housing Policy summarize a wide body of research on the ways in which…

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No More Lazy Days of Summer: Summer Reading Comes to Affordable Housing

Read any good books lately? Dozens of kids living in Richmond, Virginia, affordable housing developments will be able to answer yes to that question by summer’s end as the city embraces the growing…

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High Cost Burdens and Homeownership Gaps Accompany Housing Recovery

The U.S. housing market is in recovery but still faces a number of challenges, concludes The State of the Nation’s Housing 2014 by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Tight…

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