- The Housing-Health Connection
- Volume 20, Number 2
- Managing Editor: Mark D. Shroder
- Associate Editor: Michelle P. Matuga
The Health-Housing Nexus: New Answers to Key Questions
Veronica Helms Garrison
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Craig Evan Pollack
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
The views expressed in this introduction are those of the guest editors and do not represent the official positions or policies of the Office of Policy Development and Research, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or the U.S. government.
The link between housing and health is far reaching and complex. Historically, the housing-health nexus has been primarily associated with physical exposures and dilapidated housing; however, recent studies suggest that adverse health outcomes are also linked to housing rental assistance status, housing insecurity, a lack of affordable housing, and neighborhood quality.