Being behind on rent harms health of mothers and children
March 03, 2011
New research by Children's HealthWatch finds that families that are behind on rent are more likely to be food insecure and have young children in fair or poor health, at risk of developmental delays, and a mother in poor health and experiencing symptoms of depression when compared to families not behind on rent. Strikingly, the negative health impacts of being behind on rent are very similar to families experiencing homelessness. These findings indicate the pressing need for investments in affordable housing and rental assistance programs to stabilize families and their very young children in decent housing they can afford.
Click Here to read Behind Closed Doors: The hidden health impacts of being behind on rent.