Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, was featured in Governing Magazine.

As Affordable Housing Shrinks, Where Can Families Live?

In many urban centers, families are finding themselves priced out of the market for housing large enough to accommodate them. Some cities are trying to fix the problem, but it’s not easy.

Dr. Megan Sandel, who researches this issue for the Boston-based Children’s HealthWatch, says she’s increasingly seeing families moving more than twice per year — another form of housing insecurity — while overcrowding remains “stubbornly high.” About one-third of low-income families with children under age 4 who visit Boston Medical Center’s emergency department experience overcrowding in their homes, according to her research.

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