Public housing, health and health behaviors: is there a connection?

  title={Public housing, health and health behaviors: is there a connection?},
  author={Angela R. Fertig and David A Reingold},
  journal={Journal of policy analysis and management : [the journal of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management]},
  volume={26 4},
This paper explores the relationship between public housing, health outcomes, and health behaviors among low-income housing residents. While public housing can be a dangerous and unhealthy environment in which to live, the subsidized rent may free up resources for nutritious food and health care. In addition, public housing may be of higher quality than the available alternatives, it may provide easier access to health clinics willing to serve the poor, and it may link residents to social… CONTINUE READING

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