Housing stability associated with positive health outcomes

Housing stability associated with positive health outcomes

Researchers say the most striking result involved the mental health of caregivers. At the start of the study, 60 percent of participants had symptoms of depression; that dropped to 37 percent a year later. The research found that children’s emergency room visits were nearly cut in half when families were connected with housing counselors, and in some cases with subsidies to pay rent. Heather Nelson, of the nonprofit Health Resources in Action, was a lead evaluator for the study. She said by merely participating, families gained a sense of hope.

The project served 261 families over the course of the project — in several cases providing financial support to pay for housing. Some 78 percent of the families involved were Hispanic or Black, and two-thirds spoke Spanish at home. “They would say their child is more healthy — I myself am more healthy — which is highly correlated with actual health,” Shull said.

Released on June 1, the final evaluation of Health Starts at Home found that the families saw significantly improved health outcomes. Researchers also found decreased stress around housing. For example, at the start of the study, 37 percent of families worried about eviction or foreclosure; that dropped to 18 percent one year into the project. Stefanie Shull, of the participating non-profit Neighborhood Developers in Chelsea, says respondents were clear that housing stability meant less illness.

Source This article was first published on June 1 by WBUR 90.9FM. The Reporter and WBUR share content through a media partnership.

According to the study, participating families were less likely to face a lack of affordable housing, poor or crowded living conditions, of homelessness and displacement. The use of homeless shelters and emergency housing also went down. “So much human contact really helped improve people’s health and quality of life,” Nelson said. “We and people’s hope improved before their housing situation actually did.”

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