Investing in Housing for Health Improves Both Mission and Margin

  title={Investing in Housing for Health Improves Both Mission and Margin},
  author={Megan Sandel and Matthew Desmond},
During the last 20 years, low-income families have had their incomes plateau or decline as their housing costs soared. Public aid has not been expanded to meet the growing need: only 1 in 4 households that qualify for housing assistance receives it. As a result, today most renting households below the federal poverty line spend more than half of their income on housing costs, and 1 in 4 spends more than 70% of its income on rent and utility costs alone.1 Rent-burdened families not only have… 
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