The Connection between Health and Housing: The Evidence and Policy Landscape

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Attempts to tie health and housing policy are gaining momentum, amid evidence that housing, a social determinant of health, is an important factor in the health status of various populations. More than 610,000 people experience homelessness in the U.S., and over 250,000 individuals within that population have a severe mental illness or a chronic substance use disorder, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This new toolkit provides a detailed look into federal, state and local initiatives, as well as cost implications for health and housing programs.

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Date: Oct 2015
Author: Alliance for Health Reform