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Integrating Housing and Health

Research indicates that a lack of safe, affordable housing can negatively impact health. For example, the likelihood of having frequent and severe mental or physical illnesses is higher among individuals experiencing homelessness, and families who forgo healthy food or medicine to pay high housing costs may experience poor health outcomes.

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Reducing the Cost of Housing

For many households in the United States, the cost of housing has become more expensive relative to income over the past few decades.



Sylvia Odom’s Place Is the Next Step Toward Independent Living for Formerly Homeless Individuals in Seattle

In January 2016, nonprofit housing provider Plymouth Housing Group (Plymouth) opened its 13th permanent supportive housing development in Seattle, Washington.



Evaluation Tools for Community Development and Health

As the affordable housing and community development sectors in the United States have become more aware of the intersection of health and housing, organizations have increasingly sought to implement programs that integrate their work with health-related programming.



Rental Burdens: Rethinking Affordability Measures

How much of your income should you set aside for rent? With the cost of housing on the rise, researchers are reexamining the 30-percent rule of thumb for measuring rental burden.





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