Housing Codes Should Protect Public Health, Not Penalize Low-Income Homeowners

A recent Vice article featured a low-income homeowner who's facing jail time because she couldn't afford home repairs.

How Diverse Groups Produce Better Research: A Q&A with Jewel Mullen

Jewel Mullen is the associate dean for health equity at the Dell Medical School of the University of Texas at Austin.

Helping Parents Overcome Unhealthy Substance Use

Nearly 5 million parents with substance use disorders live with their children.

Middle-Income Seniors Face a Gap in Housing and Health Supports

By 2029, the US will be home to 14.4 million middle-income seniors. Two-thirds will have chronic health conditions.

The Large Overlaps between Opioid Use Disorder, Mental Illness, and Parenting Young Children

A new study finds more than half a million adults with opioid use disorder are parents living with children younger than 18.

Three Ways Hospitals and Health Systems Can Improve How They Invest in Affordable Housing

Hospitals and health systems are acknowledging the importance of stable housing on health outcomes.

Penalizing immigrants for obtaining Medicaid coverage puts child and family well-being at risk

Significant evidence documents the spillover benefits of parental Medicaid coverage on children’s health and well-being.

Proposed public charge rule could erode health insurance coverage gains among citizen children with noncitizen parents

Parents’ concerns about immigration-related consequences may cause them to drop coverage for which they or their children are eligible.

Renters are more likely than homeowners to struggle with paying for basic needs

Urban Institute research suggests families are jeopardizing their health and well-being to prioritize housing payments.