New research published by the JAMA Network finds that children with asthma whose families participated in a housing mobility program experienced significant improvements in their symptoms. Housing mobility programs are designed to address structural racism by helping families move to low-poverty neighborhoods. The study followed 123 children enrolled in housing mobility programs, examining their health before and after they moved to a new neighborhood. The study also finds that general measures of stress, as well as measures of social cohesion, neighborhood safety, and urban stress, all improved when families moved. Learn more about the research here.
Children’s Defense Fund released a report, “The State of America’s Children,” that identifies housing and homelessness as key issues impacting child poverty. The report reveals that 1.1 million…September 25, 2023
The Urban Institute has released research revealing the links between escalating housing costs and patterns of economic anxiety among teachers, particularly in high-cost urban areas. In addition to…September 11, 2023
A new article published in Health Affairs examines the connections between residential segregation and health. The paper shares an overview of the history of segregation in the U.S., explains the…August 28, 2023