How Housing Matters

How Housing Matters to Families and Communities explores the notion that affordable housing may be an essential "platform" that promotes positive outcomes in education, employment, and physical and mental health, among other areas.  Read our strategy

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"Survey: Many Americans Continue to Face Housing Challenges"

Affordable Housing Finance Magazine
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Housing Challenges Real For Many Americans, Finds 2014 How Housing Matters Survey

This second-annual national survey found that while there are some indicators that the American public’s views about the housing crisis are shifting toward the positive, large proportions of the public are not feeling the relief. Read More

How Housing Matters Research Briefs

A series of briefs that capture the essential findings and insights of research completed as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities initiative. Read More
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Report Examines State of Housing and Health in Older Americans

Housing remains the dominant asset of more than 47 million older Americans, 80 percent of whom are homeowners, according to a report by the Research Institute For Housing America. 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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MacArthur Awards $2.8 Million to Support Research on How Housing Matters

Recipients will utilize and connect existing data sets – such as Medicaid, utility, and school data – to reveal insights into the effectiveness of housing policies and related public programs. 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