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What Gets Lost in the Definition of Inadequate Housing?

Photography by Maura Friedman and writing by Emily Peiffer, Maya Brennan, and Kimberly Burrowes
Although people who live or work in low-income communities regularly see serious housing quality…

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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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How Housing Can Determine Educational, Health, and Economic Outcomes

by Veronica Gaitán
Many social issues stem from a history of unstable, unaffordable, and poor-quality housing. Research shows that housing is the first rung on the ladder to economic opportunity…

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What Is the Quality of America’s Assisted Housing?

As part of its role in designing, implementing, and monitoring most of America’s assisted housing programs, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) must ensure that its residents…

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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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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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HUD Finds 7.7 Million Households at Risk Due to Worst Case Needs

How many very-low-income renters are at risk of serious economic, health, and wellbeing hardships due to housing problems? Using data from the American Housing Survey, the U.S. Department of Housing…

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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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