Health Equity in Housing: Evidence and Evidence Gaps

77 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2019

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Scott Burris

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Katie Moran-McCabe

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Nadya Prood

Temple University - Center for Public Health Law Research

Kim Blankenship

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Angus Corbett

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abraham Gutman

Philadelphia Inquirer

Bethany Saxon

Temple University - Center for Public Health Law Research

Date Written: November 19, 2019

Abstract

This report is the third in a series of reports exploring the role of law in housing equity and innovative uses of law to improve health equity through housing. The reports are based on extensive literature scans and semi-structured interviews with people who are taking action in housing policy and practice. The full series includes: Report I: A Vision of Health Equity in Housing; Report II: Legal Levers for Health Equity in Housing: A Systems Approach; Report III: Health Equity in Housing: Evidence and Evidence Gaps; Report IV: Creative People and Places Building Health Equity in Housing; Report V: Governing Health Equity in Housing; and Report VI: Health Equity through Housing: A Blueprint for Systematic Legal Action.

This report outlines what we know and don’t know about the impacts of 30 legal levers, and how they are influencing health equity in housing. It takes a “cold-eyed view” to wipe the slate of misconceptions and unwarranted confidence in existing legal levers, to help us better structure future efforts as the experiments they are. This report reviews not only the existing evidence for the levers, but clearly outlines the lingering questions we still have about how these legal levers are impacting health — setting the stage for our recommendations coming in a later report.

Keywords: housing, law, health, health equity

JEL Classification: I31, K39, R21, R28, R30, R31, R38, R52, R58

Suggested Citation

Burris, Scott C. and Moran-McCabe, Katie and Prood, Nadya and Blankenship, Kim and Corbett, Angus and Gutman, Abraham and Saxon, Bethany, Health Equity in Housing: Evidence and Evidence Gaps (November 19, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3490008 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3490008

Scott C. Burris

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )

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Katie Moran-McCabe (Contact Author)

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University Beasley School of Law ( email )

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Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Nadya Prood

Temple University - Center for Public Health Law Research ( email )

1819 N. Broad St
Barrack Hall, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Kim Blankenship

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Angus Corbett

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abraham Gutman

Philadelphia Inquirer ( email )

400 North Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Bethany Saxon

Temple University - Center for Public Health Law Research ( email )

1819 N. Broad St
Barrack Hall, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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