Evidence Matters: Leveraging the Health-Housing Nexus

The latest HUD publication, Evidence Matters, discusses the many connections between housing and health proven by research as well as how federal policy is aligning programs and funding in both areas to improve health outcomes. The article, Leveraging the Health-Housing Nexus, highlights that various housing aspects affect health in multiple ways, and that targeted interventions at the nexus of health and housing can improve health outcomes while reducing long-term healthcare expenditures. The article concludes that investment in stable, affordable, healthy housing in safe neighborhoods is important to improving the health for residents of all types.