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Compelling findings from a range of fields are revealing critical links between housing and other national policy issues.

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2014 How Housing Matters Conference

This free day-long event will explore how having stable, secure, and affordable housing affects child development and education, physical and mental health, and long-term economic success. Read More

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About the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission

The Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission crafted realistic and actionable policy recommendations that address near-term problems and long-term challenges while recognizing the imperative to restore the country's long-term fiscal health. Read More

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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Housing Policy Matters

A commentary by Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch, originally published in The Hill. Read More
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Poor Quality Housing Is Tied to Children’s Emotional and Behavioral Problems

Housing quality and housing stability matter to children’s well-being, according to MacArthur-supported research detailed in a How Housing Matters Policy Brief. Read More
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Evaluating the Homebuyer Tax Credit and Other Policies

A series of $22 billion in tax credits approved in 2009-2010 intended to stimulate housing demand did produce modest results in the short term. Read More

Neil Peirce of @Citiwire: @BPC_Bipartisan plan to revamp #housing policy may spark conversations across US: http://t.co/LHLVCqI11k

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Understanding the Relationship Between Assisted Housing and Quality Education

A report by the Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy at NYU evaluates the elementary schools closest to families receiving federal housing assistance nationwide in each state as well as the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Read More
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The Growing Costs of Place

The combined costs of housing and transportation in the nation’s largest 25 metro areas have swelled by 44 percent since 2000 while incomes have failed to keep pace. Read More