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Housing As a Platform for Well-Being

The Health Benefits of Stable Housing

Good health and stable, well-located housing are inextricably linked. Abt’s work on housing as a platform for well-being looks at the ways homes and neighborhoods contribute to healthy outcomes for older adults, children and people with disabilities. Evidence shows stable housing in safe, low-poverty neighborhoods sometimes is the best medicine. Stable housing has also been shown to lead to better school performance and behavior among children.