The report encourages housing and health professionals to work more closely, to make sure housing and land use policies at the very least do no harm and to create healthier conditions in homes and neighborhoods.
Among the connections highlighted:
Expensive housing leaving too little money for nutrition or health care;
Housing in poor condition causing lead poisoning, asthma or injuries;
Overcrowding or neighborhood crime hurting emotional well-being; and concentrated poverty and neighborhood segregation exacerbate most problems.
The study highlights progress in the work to end homelessness, where housing and health have often collaborated and shown success. It suggests these collaborations be broadened to take on more areas where health and housing connect.