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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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Homeless People with Substance Abuse Problems Need Housing Assistance and Treatment Options

More than a third of the roughly half a million Americans who are homeless on any given night have significant substance abuse problems. Two primary housing models are designed to serve this…

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Does HUD Assistance Affect Child Health Outcomes?

About 4 million of the 10 million Americans who receive US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) assistance are children. How healthy are these children? Housing policymakers and public…

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Why Gentrification and Mental Health Go Hand in Hand

A quarter of New York City neighborhoods experienced gentrification between 1990 and 2014. Revitalization that stems from new economic development often brings increased housing costs, increased rent…

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Late Rent Payments Can Harm Health Outcomes of Caregivers and Children

Unstable housing, which includes poor housing quality, unstable neighborhoods, overcrowding, and other factors, is a significant social determinant of health for adults and children. This new study…

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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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How Environmental Chaos Affects Young Children’s Health and Development

Children in low-income families are likely to experience “negative effects of environmental chaos” during their development, according to research by a group of authors in Early Childhood…

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Economic Shocks Increase the Likelihood of Mental Health Problems

According to research published in Social Science & Medicine, the psychological distress caused by a “wealth shock” affects mental health. Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID),…

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Mental Health’s Strong Association with Housing and Neighborhoods

Mental health varies with housing and neighborhood quality, according to research by authors in the Journal of Urban Health. The study used data on 385 Latino adults in the Bronx, New York, all of…

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