A new collection of research shows that people who have access to affordable housing don't just have a better place to live, but more easily improve their health and education level.
"Advocates of affordable homes have long understood that housing is more than just "bricks and mortar." A new set of resources from the Center for Housing Policy and Enterprise Community Partners collects and analyzes available research evidence that frames the many ways in which our homes and the neighborhoods where we live may affect health and educational outcomes. Some of these connections have been well-documented through years of rigorous study, while others need further examination. We identify these links and present the related research to increase understanding of the ways in which housing policy can be designed to enrich the lives of children and families."