Why Educators, Health Professionals, and Others Focused on Economic Mobility Should Care about Housing

From the McArthur Foundation

Read the full article from Housing Matters, here.

Cities striving to improve residents’ lives often focus on such issues as schools, parks, jobs, or health. Often overlooked is something equally fundamental. Trace the lineage of many social welfare issues, and you will likely uncover a history of substandard, unaffordable housing. Research increasingly shows that safe and affordable housing in strong and thriving neighborhoods is a launching pad to upward mobility for families.

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