Part of our ongoing work involves the social determinants of health, and our new series, “Home, Health, Hope” explores some of the issues facing Michiganders when it comes to housing.
Michigan families are experiencing a crisis-level shortage of affordable housing, a symptom of the income inequality that has been growing in the state for decades. Since the 1980s, incomes have declined for 99% of the state’s households, and African-American and Latinx households have lost 75% and 50% of their wealth, respectively.
Despite Michigan’s recovery from the Great Recession, many families still must make difficult choices between shelter and other basics, leading to poor health, critical life disruptions that limit achievement in school and at work, and significant losses to the economy.
View the full series here.
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