The Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable homes campaign recently released an article discussing the connections between housing affordability, housing stability, and health outcomes. The article features a research summary and commentary from Dr. Ashley Kranjac (Chapman University) and Dr. Rachel Kimbro (Rice University) who have published studies about the connections between concentrated poverty, evictions, and health outcomes. The article also discusses how the research based around housing and health informs two pieces of bipartisan legislation reintroduced this summer: The "Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act" co-sponsored by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Todd Young (R-IN) and the "Eviction Crisis Act" co-sponsored by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH).
Read the article here.
Send a letter to your federal elected officials urging them to support the Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers and the Eviction Crisis Act here.