When Whitney Denary, a first year PhD student at the Yale School of Public Health, began speaking to community members struggling to pay rent, one theme stood out: how high rent forced families to choose between housing and healthy food. As a result of rising housing costs — she noticed — families opted to purchase cheaper, unhealthier foods in lieu of fruits and vegetables.
- April 07, 2023Source: WSHU
WSHU's The Full Story speaks with researchers and advocates who are working to understand and stem the impact that housing insecurity has on people's health.
- March 31, 2023Source: Yale News
Several tenants told the News that despite repeated complaints to landlords and Livable City Initiative, nothing was done to address potentially hazardous living situations.
- March 27, 2023Source: WUSF Public Media
Residents who spend more than 30 percent of their paycheck on rent are shown to experience higher rates of anxiety and depression, according to a study published in Social Science and Medicine.
- October 26, 2022Source: Rutgers University Newark
A Rutgers University–Newark sociologist has been awarded a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate the effects of pandemic eviction-prevention policies on individual and community mortality.
- September 20, 2022
Our lab is focused on understanding the health implications of the current affordable housing crisis. Our research seeks to illuminate the toll of large, unequal, and unmet housing needs and to examine the health impacts of housing policies. We are grateful to our community partners, funders and the many individuals who have shared their lived experiences of housing vulnerability and housing activism with our research team. This report provides a brief summary of some of our work over the past year. We hope you find it informative. We welcome any questions or comments and would be happy to provide more information.
- September 15, 2022
A new YSPH study, published in the journal Housing Policy Debate, concludes that using hotels for temporarily housing homeless individuals had a positive impact on their lives - something that could have implications for future ways of addressing homelessness in general.
- July 06, 2022Source: YaleNews
Much of the rising cost can be attributed to supply chains that have become more complicated, researchers said. Each step added to the chain means another entity is collecting profits, leading to higher costs for patients dependent on insulin.
- October 19, 2021
In pursuit of health equity, members of the Yale School of Medicine community advocate for Medicare for All.
- May 05, 2021Source: CT Mirror
In March of 2020, the United States issued an executive order enabling funds from FEMA’s Public Assistance program to be used to cover 75% of costs related to non-congregate sheltering for individuals experiencing homelessness. In New Haven, this enabled the city to contract with two hotels, the Village Suites and the La Quinta Inn and Suites, to house individuals residing in congregate shelters or experiencing unsheltered homelessness.