Is affordable housing good for public health? A new study says it could be : NPR

D.C. is one of several local jurisdictions that requires affordable housing in new development. A new study suggests such policies can predict better heart health.

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The socioeconomic benefits of affordable housing are well-documented. Research has demonstrated that increased access to affordable housing is the most cost-effective way to both reduce childhood poverty and increase economic mobility.

But what about its positive effects on health?

That question is at the center of a new peer-reviewed study by two professors at George Washington University, who set out to examine the relationship

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