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Housing and health: A roadmap for the future

American Hospital Association

To be physically and mentally healthy, individuals need a safe, stable place to sleep at night. Housing-insecure individuals have worse health status and outcomes than those in stable housing.Average life expectancy for a person without stable housing is 27.3 years less than the average person with a stable home. Health issues associated with housing instability include chronic medical conditions and behavioral health issues. 

Housing and Health: A Roadmap for the Future. American Hospital Association; March 2021. Available online.

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Issue Briefs & Reports
Social Determinant of Health
Housing Stability