The quality, location, and affordability of a home can have impacts on children’s development and their ability to thrive. Low-quality housing may be accompanied by pests, poor ventilation, lack of heat, and other issues that can cause physical health problems for children. The familial stress of finding affordable housing can also cause emotional and behavioral issues in children.
The home is where children eat, sleep, play, and learn. It is important that children and families have a safe, comfortable environment to do so. Families with safe, stable, and comfortable living environments show fewer health problems, improved school performance, and less psychological stress.