The Connection Between Housing, Health, and Racial Equity

An article by Amaya Taylor from the Urban Institute’s Housing Matters initiative explains how housing plays a role in health and health equity. Housing is an important determinant of health, but not everyone has equal access to high-quality, accessible, and affordable housing. Structural racism has caused people of color to historically and continuously face barriers in housing and healthcare. Using research, this article demonstrates how decent and affordable housing can lead to better health outcomes for people of color. Policymakers, advocates, and housing professionals can use this information to promote racial equity and avoid perpetuating health and housing disparities.