Housing Landscape summarizes the severe housing costburdens of low- and moderate-income working households. These householdsinclude full- and part-time workers who play important rolesin the economy, and they face greater affordability challengesthan the overall U.S. population. In 2014, 20.9 percent of all working households were severely housing cost burdened (9.6 million households). More than one in four working renters and 16 percent of working homeowners paid more than half oftheir income for housing costs in 2014.
This review summarizes and evaluates recent research on the effectiveness of housing interventions to result in health care cost savings. There are a number of good studies that have demonstrated that providing permanent supportive housing to homeless individuals can result in significant savings on public health care expenditures—usually more than enough to offset the cost of providing housing and services. There is less research monetizing health care savings associated with other housing programs. However, with new opportunities under the Affordable Care Act and expanded Medicaid, the research provides clear support for collaboration between the housing and health communities on supportive housing programs.