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Targeting Housing Mobility Vouchers to Help Families With Children

Targeting Housing Mobility Vouchers to Help Families With Children Opinion Targeting Housing Mobility Vouchers to Help VIEWPOINT Families With Children In its recent call to action, the Robert Wood Johnson The MTO results underscore the challenges of using Craig Evan Pollack, MD, MHS Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America housing vouchers to move to, and stay in, neighbor- Division of General noted that nearly one-fifth of all Americans live in un- hoods of opportunity. The need for housing assistance Internal Medicine, healthy neighborhoods that are marked by limited job farexceedstheavailableresourcesatthelocal,state,and Johns Hopkins School opportunities, low-quality housing, pollution, limited ac- national levels in the United States. The Housing Choice of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, and Johns cess to healthy food, and few opportunities for physi- Voucher program is the federal government’s largest Hopkins Bloomberg cal activity, and that nearly half of black children live in rental assistance program. It helps 2.2 million of the na- School of Public Health, unhealthy areas of concentrated poverty. tion’spoorestandmostvulnerablehouseholdsaffordde- Baltimore, Maryland. Housing mobility programs provide vulnerable cent housing in the private market, at an annual cost of populations—including families with children—with re- about $19 billion. The program is an important federal Rachel L. Johnson Thornton, MD, PhD sources to escape neighborhoods of concentrated http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Targeting Housing Mobility Vouchers to Help Families With Children

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.668
pmid
24977702
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Abstract

Opinion Targeting Housing Mobility Vouchers to Help VIEWPOINT Families With Children In its recent call to action, the Robert Wood Johnson The MTO results underscore the challenges of using Craig Evan Pollack, MD, MHS Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America housing vouchers to move to, and stay in, neighbor- Division of General noted that nearly one-fifth of all Americans live in un- hoods of opportunity. The need for housing assistance Internal Medicine, healthy neighborhoods that are marked by limited job farexceedstheavailableresourcesatthelocal,state,and Johns Hopkins School opportunities, low-quality housing, pollution, limited ac- national levels in the United States. The Housing Choice of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, and Johns cess to healthy food, and few opportunities for physi- Voucher program is the federal government’s largest Hopkins Bloomberg cal activity, and that nearly half of black children live in rental assistance program. It helps 2.2 million of the na- School of Public Health, unhealthy areas of concentrated poverty. tion’spoorestandmostvulnerablehouseholdsaffordde- Baltimore, Maryland. Housing mobility programs provide vulnerable cent housing in the private market, at an annual cost of populations—including families with children—with re- about $19 billion. The program is an important federal Rachel L. Johnson Thornton, MD, PhD sources to escape neighborhoods of concentrated

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 2014

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