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Housing and Health in Los Angeles County: Social Determinants of Health (2015)

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Search terms: housing, human rights, los angeles, policy

Summary: Housing affordability, stability, and quality are social determinants of health. This article expands on why the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights codified housing as a human right and explores how the absence of affordable, secure quality housing increased inequality and health disparities in Los Angeles County.