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.
OSAH and LAC Release Article on Connections between Affordable Housing and Harm Reduction, Health Care Reform, and the Criminal Legal System
The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign and the Legal Action Center (LAC) – a member of the campaign’s Roundtable – have released an article addressing the connections between affordable housing and…November 21, 2022
New research published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health explores pandemic-related hardships among families with young children by race, ethnicity, and nativity. The study reveals the…November 14, 2022
A New York Times article explores new data on homelessness among New York City public school students. The data reveal that 104,000 students in NYC experienced homelessness during the last school…October 31, 2022