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An Atlanta hospital takes on the city’s housing crisis

Originally posted on NPR. BIELLO: Mercy Care in Atlanta is not alone. In the last decade or so, several health care systems across the U.S. have made significant investments in […]

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – Housing Insecurity and Health Systems: Family, Place, and Policy-level Interventions


Life in a single room

Originally published in The Boston Globe. For Dr. Megan Sandel, such stories are all too familiar. As a lead researcher at Children’s HealthWatch, a research group at Boston Medical Center, Sandel […]


What if doctors could write prescriptions for adequate housing? More than anything else, it might improve a person’s overall health

Originally posted on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A study by Children’s HealthWatch in Boston estimated that housing instability among families with young children will result in $111 billion in avoidable health […]


‘Worrisome’ data link eviction to poor health in children

Originally posted on Healio. Eviction was associated with increased odds of poor health in children and their parents, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Co-author Dr. Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, […]


New study shows families with children at higher risk for eviction

Originally posted on Verywell Family. A new study released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) shows families with children facing or experiencing eviction have poorer health than those who […]


Eviction and Household Health and Hardships in Families With Very Young Children

Abstract Background Families with versus without children are at greater eviction risk. Eviction is a abstract perinatal, pediatric, and adult health concern. Most studies evaluate only formal evictions. Methods Using […]

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – Join Opportunity Starts at Home for Building Multi-Sector Partnerships to Advance Housing Policy

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One tool to help create affordable housing — real estate transfer fees

Originally posted on The Boston Globe. The open market has never had a viable mechanism to resolve the problem of escalating housing prices and rampant real estate speculation. For too long, […]

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Residents of color disproportionately hit by evictions after moratorium expired, says new report

Originally posted on WBUR. Megan Sandel, a physician who serves as co-director of Boston Medical Center’s Grow Clinic for Children, cautioned Tuesday that housing displacement can spiral into years of […]