Study Finds Improved Health Outcomes for Voucher-Using Households

A study published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice assesses the effectiveness of voucher programs in improving housing and health outcomes for low-income households. The study finds that low-income households with vouchers not only experienced improved housing quality, decreased housing insecurity and homelessness, and decreased neighborhood poverty but also had better wellness outcomes. In particular, the study finds that voucher use by households led to better health care access for adults, better physical and mental health outcomes for female youth, and improved educational attainment for children who entered the voucher program when they were younger than 13. Read the study here.