Rural/Urban Differences in Housing Quality and Adequacy: Findings from the American Housing Survey, 2019

Publication Date: May 20th, 2024
Publication Type(s): Policy Brief
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Author(s): Yam H, Swendener A, Tuttle M, Pick M, and Henning-Smith C

There is ample evidence that poor housing quality and inadequate conditions (overcrowding, high-cost burden, plumbing, and kitchen facilities) can lead to negative health outcomes. However, less is known about differences in rates of specific housing quality characteristics such as pests, building conditions, and related characteristics by rurality. In this policy brief, we identify rural/urban differences in various measures of housing quality using a nationally representative survey.

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