Health scientists have known for decades—people with stable housing have better health outcomes than people without. On September 1st, the White House announced a new initiative that it hopes will help increase Americans’ access to safe and affordable housing. The newly-proposed policy would limit the sale of many new homes to individuals and nonprofits, rather than to investors and big corporations (which bought one of every six homes sold in the second quarter of this year). Through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Biden Administration hopes to reserve nearly 100,000 homes for homeowners and renters over the next three years, with priority given to lower- and middle-income purchasers. Read More >>>

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