A place to call home is the foundation for success in neighborhoods across the country. Families and communities thrive when they live in a safe, stable place with access to quality health care, reliable transit, and good schools and jobs. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. Across the nation, low-income children and adults suffer disproportionately from chronic health conditions because they live in homes that are poorly constructed and maintained, in neighborhoods that lack access to health care services and resources. Frequently, affordable homes are located far away from public transportation, making it more difficult for the families that live there to get to work and access necessities like groceries and health care. Children who experience housing insecurity and homelessness or live in unsafe housing are more likely to change schools and miss class frequently, and have weak bonds with teachers and classmates. And finally, a lack of affordable housing in places with good jobs results in weaker economic growth and decreased earnings for workers.