January 17, 2012

Study of the Day: HUD’s Housing Legacy

Last year, HUD released its final Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing report.  A fourteen year study, MTO examined how families who moved to a neighborhood with lower poverty and crime saw sustained improvements in the family environment, housing quality and health. Yesterday as we celebrated the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Atlantic […]

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November 3, 2011

Connecting Housing and Health

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A little girl from Arkansas said, “If you change where we live, you will change how we live.”  This little girl, wise beyond her years knew exactly what she was talking about.  Yesterday, HUD released the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) study at the How Housing Matters Conference, a fourteen year study that proved just how […]

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October 20, 2011

HUD Study: Better Neighborhoods Linked to Better Health

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A new HUD study published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine is garnering major press attention for offering some of the strongest evidence ever to support what many have long suspected: Moving to a better neighborhood improves your health. In the 1990s, as part of HUD’s Moving to Opportunity program, the Department offered poor […]

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