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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services
Last Reviewed: July 2020
Workgroups: Social Determinants of Health Workgroup
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends tenant-based housing voucher programs to improve health and health-related outcomes for adults. These programs help households with very low incomes afford safe and sanitary housing in the private market — specifically, the programs cover a substantial portion of rent. Households can use the vouchers to move to neighborhoods with more opportunities. CPSTF finds societal benefits exceed the cost of tenant-based housing voucher programs that serve families with young children who are living in public housing by providing pre-move counseling and moving families to neighborhoods with greater opportunities.
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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2020). Health Equity: Tenant-Based Housing Voucher Programs. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/health-equity-tenant-based-housing-voucher-programs