Health & Housing

Health care advocates ARE housing advocates

A quality affordable home is a prescription for good health. When a family’s housing situation is unaffordable and insecure, chances to lead a healthy life dwindle rapidly. Safe, stable, and affordable housing prevents long-term health problems and promotes healthy, productive lives.

Good housing is good health

We all want a good, affordable home in a strong neighborhood

“We have found that children living in stable homes have better physical and mental health outcomes and educational achievement, are at a lower risk of hospitalization, and are less likely to experience other economic hardships. Furthermore, research has shown that stable housing reduces overall health care expenditures, including reduced emergency department costs and general inpatient hospitalizations.” Quoted from Children’s Health Watch, 2021

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