The lack of affordable housing has an impact on a family's health - a negative one

"Preserving and rehabilitating subsidized and low-cost, market-rate housing is a strategy that recognizes how health outcomes are directly correlated to housing security... 

...Looking forward, 95 properties in our county — like Stanley Axlrod Towers on Brickell Avenue in Miami — are slated to lose their subsidy contracts in the next 10 years...Protecting and expanding the housing supply for people of the most modest means ultimately saves spending on social services later down the line...

Too often, we imagine homelessness and housing insecurity as a one-dimensional problem, which keeps us from reaching a systemic understanding and finding solutions for the problem. Breaking down entrenched silos is not easy, but we need policymakers, city leaders, and health and housing providers to work together to address housing as a social determinant of health..."

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