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Health & Housing

Health & Housing

Social determinants of health, such as access to safe and affordable housing, socioeconomic status, employment, education, and social support networks, as well as access to and use of health care, play a major role in the health outcomes of Black men.

According to evidence-based research, health and housing are two deeply connected subject areas. The outcomes of one directly impact the other. Research shows that access to affordable housing helps to address health disparities such as mental illness and substance abuse—two of the most common health crises for Black males. CSSBMB anticipates ongoing reviews of these topics, highlighting solutions that increase access to affordable housing. CSSBMB is also considering holistic approaches to addressing health disparities that affect Black men and boys.

Featured Resources

Annual Report FY2023. Washington, D.C.: Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, 2024.