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Affordable and stable housing plays a critical role in supporting the health and well-being of children. Research from Children’s HealthWatch shows public investment in housing—including housing for homeless families and rental assistance for food-insecure families—improves the health outcomes of vulnerable infants and young children and lowers health care spending.

Janet Viveiros is a senior research associate at NHC. Janet’s research interests center on the connection between affordable housing and education, health and economic self-sufficiency outcomes.

For more information or to schedule an interview with the author, please contact Andrea Nesby, Marketing & Communications Manager, at (202) 466-2121, ext. 240, or anesby@nhc.org.

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