Briefing paper 24: Health effects of housing improvements

Friday 6 November 2015

The briefing paper looks at the effects of each of four housing improvements on physical and mental health. It also examines the effects of multiple improvements and of time since the improvements in order to investigate whether the effects change over time.

Our findings relating the health improvements following housing improvements are modest. However, while housing improvements may not lead to manifest improvements in individual health over the short term, improved and maintained housing stock should lead to longer term health improvements at the population level.