Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies
Grants to Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies
2011 (Inactive Grant)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — As part of the Foundation's How Housing Matters to Families and Communities initiative, researchers at Johns Hopkins University will examine whether families in affordable housing spend more on their children than comparable families living in higher-cost housing. Existing research finds no difference in cognitive, behavioral, and physical health outcomes of children of families with high housing costs, compared to similar families living in affordable housing. This study's more-nuanced findings may have important implications for how housing subsidy programs are designed and implemented if a key goal is to provide more affordable housing to achieve improved outcomes for children of low-income families.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies $80,000 between 2010 and 2013.