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Can Homeownership Improve Health Outcomes?

Access to affordable, stable, and adequate housing is an important determinant of health, but little research examines the association between homeownership and health outcomes. Further, few studies…

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What’s Bad for your Wallet Might Be Bad for your Health: The Negative Health Consequences of Spending Too Much on Housing

by Martha Fedorowicz
In May 2018, Kaiser Permanente, the largest private integrated care system in the US, announced that it would invest $200 million through its Thriving Communities Fund to…

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To Improve Lives and Expand Opportunities, Recognize the Power of Housing

by Maya Brennan and Veronica Gaitán
Housing is at the epicenter of all opportunities and outcomes. It is the first rung on the ladder to economic opportunity, and a person’s access to opportunity…

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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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