Research Type: Other States

Investing in Affordable Housing to Promote Community Health

This NHC profile assesses a Medicaid managed care organization’s $20 million investment in an affordable housing development in Phoenix, Arizona to tackle the severe affordable housing needs of their low-income members and the community.

Housing as Health Care: A Road Map for States

Developed by the NGA Center through extensive consultation with senior state officials and other national experts, the road map provides a step-by-step guide for both the immediate need to support those state planning efforts and broad use by all governors interested in the promise of housing as an essential element of improved health and reduced utilization of costly health care services.

Hardest Hit Fund’s Greatest Hits

In this brief, the National Housing Conference explores the lessons learned from one of the major forms of federal assistance provided to combat the national foreclosure crisis.

The Impact of Homelessness Prevention Programs on Homelessness

A study published in Science by William Evans, James Sullivan, and Melanie Wallskog finds that temporary financial assistance to families at imminent risk of homelessness reduces the likelihood that they will enter a homeless shelter by 76%. The benefits of the temporary financial assistance, including lower shelter costs, lower costs of other public services, and better educational and health outcomes, outweigh the costs.

Early Exposure to Environmental Chaos and Children’s Physical and Mental Health

Using the Three-City Study, which provides longitudinal statistics on low-income children from Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio who live in moderate- or high-poverty neighborhoods, the researchers used data from a random sample of 495 children who lived in a household earning less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level with a primary female caregiver. The authors analyzed various indicators of child outcomes, environmental chaos, family instability, parental functioning, and biological vulnerability from three waves of the study (1999, 2001, and 2005-06).

State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods 2015

The State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report, published annually by the NYU Furman Center, provides a compendium of data and analysis about New York City’s housing, land use, demographics, and quality of life indicators for each borough and the city’s 59 community districts.