Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the harmful effects of housing insecurity on young children.

Overcrowding and Frequent Moves Undermine Children’s Health

New housing insecurity research by Children’s HealthWatch finds that families that are housing insecure are more likely to be food insecure and have young children who are in fair or poor health, at risk of developmental delays and/or underweight.  Recent economic conditions have put families at risk of housing insecurity (frequent moves, overcrowding, or doubling up with another family for economic reasons). Investment in affordable and subsidized housing would not only reduce housing and food insecurity, but would improve the health and potential for school success of our nation’s young children.