Research Network on How Housing Matters For Children and Families

The Research Network on How Housing Matters for Families and Children focuses on housing as a crucial context for child development and a primary site of family life. The Network aims to understand the impact of housing quality, affordability, stability, and location on families’ and children’s health and well-being. Read more

About this Research Network

This network has received funding from 2009 to the present.

Network Chair

Tama Leventhal
Assistant Professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University


Sandra J. Newman 
Professor of Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University's Institute for Policy Studies


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How Housing Matters: All Grantees

View by subject area Child Well-Being Economic Opportunity Education Health / Mental Health Housing Instability Housing & Older Adults Local Economy & Fiscal Health Neighborhoods Child Well-Being Boston College (2010) Boston Medical Center/Children's HealthWatch (2008) Columbia (2009 ... Read More 


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How Housing Matters: Research Network Overview

Northwestern University Professor Thomas Cook, the director of the Research Network, describes the network's research on how housing affects a host of other issues, from education a child's behavior. Watch Video