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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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Emission Data Show That Black People Are Most Exposed to Air Pollution

Residential exposure to air pollution in the form of particulate matter has been linked to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and premature death. Prior research shows that people of color* and…

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How Cities Can Incorporate Green Technology to Improve Resident Outcomes and Save Billions

Cities across the country experience higher summer temperatures and worse air pollution than surrounding suburban and rural areas, and low-income communities in cities—which generally have greater…

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Housing Status Affects Frequency of Criminal Activity and Substance Use

Is there a connection between housing instability, criminal activity, and substance use among people with a history of opioid dependence and criminal justice system involvement? And can housing…

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Why Educators, Health Professionals, and Others Focused on Economic Mobility Should Care about Housing

Cities striving to improve residents’ lives often focus on such issues as schools, parks, jobs, or health. Often overlooked is something equally fundamental. Trace the lineage of many social…

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How Many Adults with Disabilities Receive HUD Assistance?

About 40 million people in the United States have a cognitive, physical, or sensory disability, and they experience lower rates of educational attainment, poorer health outcomes, and higher rates of…

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The Future of Integrated Health and Housing Programs

by Josh Leopold, Brenda C. Spillman, Eva H. Allen
Americans spend more on health care, but have lower life expectancies and worse health outcomes than any other developed country. This disparity…

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Momentum Grows for Housing as Health Care

by Maya Brennan
A steady drumbeat of research has documented that stable, decent, and affordable housing in a safe neighborhood provides a platform for good health and for managing chronic health…

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Housing Instability Presents Barriers to HIV Treatment

Housing instability and homelessness among those living with HIV creates “a significant barrier to consistent and appropriate HIV medical care, access and adherence to antiretroviral medications,…

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What Public Health Professionals Should Know about Housing

Focused on a public health audience, an issue brief from the Pew Charitable Trusts outlines opportunities for public health professionals to use health impact assessments (HIAs) to engage with the…

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