Kids face the greatest risk of eviction of any age group. The consequences can last a lifetime.

Originally published on Youth Today. Dr. Diana Cutts, a pediatrician and principal investigator for Children’s HealthWatch, a child health and development research organization, co-authored another study last year that looks at the impact of […]

Remarks from Gloria Cabrera on the impact of expanded family tax credits during the Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition celebratory event November 8, 2023

On November 8, 2023, the Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition, led by Children’s HealthWatch, hosted an event at the Massachusetts State House celebrating the expansion of family tax credits. Bill […]


Children’s HealthWatch supports families by addressing food, housing insecurity

Originally published on CBS. BOSTON – Housing and hunger are two of the biggest issues plaguing vulnerable children across our country.  That’s according to the Children’s HealthWatch organization which has […]


Massachusetts FY2024 budget makes key investments in children and families

On Aug 9, Governor Healey signed Massachusetts’ state budget for fiscal year (FY) 2024. The $56 million budget includes historic investments in several areas including early childhood education, child nutrition, […]

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Do Housing Affordability and Supply Challenges Need a Justice Lens?

Originally posted on Boston Univeresity School of Public Health Research News.  It is not news to anyone that rents are escalating again in many cities, including Boston, and these high costs […]


What was the association between participation in federal COVID-19 relief programs and mitigation of food and housing hardships and disparities among families with young children?

Originally posted on News-Medical.Net. In a recent study published in JAMA Health Forum Journal, researchers evaluated the relationship between the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief programs and the mitigation of household food […]


Van Hollen, Young Introduce Bill to Boost Housing Mobility Vouchers, Increase Families’ Access to Opportunity

Originally posted on Chris Van Hollen. “With exorbitant rents and increased homelessness in many communities, our nation is in the grips of an affordable housing crisis that forces three out […]


Pandemic relief efforts did not reach immigrant families

Originally posted on CIDRAP. Immigrant families living in the United States took some of the hardest economic hits during the COVID-19 pandemic, but benefited less from government assistance and relief […]


Immigrant Families Struggled the Most with Food Insecurity, Rent Payments during COVID

Originally posted on BU School of Public Health. Although families with immigrant mothers experienced higher rates of food insecurity and inability to pay rent during the pandemic than other groups, […]


Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Food Insecurity and Inability to Pay Rent Hit Immigrant Families Hardest

Originally posted on DrexelNEWS. Although families with immigrant mothers experienced higher rates of food insecurity and inability to pay rent during the pandemic than other groups, they reported less participation […]