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In the Rush to Build, Existing Affordable Housing Is Falling Apart

With attention—and funding—focused on new housing supply over preservation and operations, even mission-driven nonprofit affordable housing managers are struggling to maintain decent conditions in older affordable housing.

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Housing Quality Is Key to Mental Health

Living in substandard housing affects your mental health as well, several studies have found.