Research Reveals Impacts of Housing Mobility Program on Childhood Asthma

New research published by the JAMA Network finds that children with asthma whose families participated in a housing mobility program experienced significant improvements in their symptoms. Housing mobility programs are designed to address structural racism by helping families move to low-poverty neighborhoods. The study followed 123 children enrolled in housing mobility programs, examining their health before and after they moved to a new neighborhood. The study also finds that general measures of stress, as well as measures of social cohesion, neighborhood safety, and urban stress, all improved when families moved. Learn more about the research here.