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The 2024 Michigan Statewide Housing Needs Assessment is a collaboration between the University of Michigan’s Housing Solutions for Health Equity (HSHE) and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).


In partnership with teams at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Wayne State University, and the Institute for People, Place, & Possibility (IP3), the U-M PRC and HSHE examines community members’ perceptions of housing and mental health needs in Greater Detroit.


HSHE examines the impact of residential eviction filings on the well-being of tenants and their families in Pennsylvania.

Reducing Impacts of Housing Discrimination on Health (RIHDH)


In partnership with the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit  (FHCMD), HSHE works to analyze the geo-spatial distribution of fair housing complaints in the Detroit metropolitan area. 

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The City of Detroit, Quicken Loans Community Fund (now Rocket Community Fund), and United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) collaborated to create the Make It Home program to protect renters from displacement upon foreclosure. HSHE researchers evaluated the Make It Home program.

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HSHE studies the distribution of mortgage lending across Michigan census tracts to examine the effects of mortgage lending disparities on health.

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HSHE examines how the health care system is working to improve housing for high-utilizers of health services.


HSHE conducts neighborhood analyses to understand the relationship between historical redlining and present-day determinants of health.


The STAY-Health study examines the impact of housing instability on various health outcomes related to obesity among children.

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HSHE examined the role of housing tenure, mortgage debt, financial stress and health on aging populations in the U.S. using the Health & Retirement Study.


Researchers from HSHE and the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions partnered with the United Community Housing Coalition’s (UCHC) Tax Foreclosure Prevention Project to study the implementation and utilization of the Homeowner’s Property Exemption (HOPE). 


This randomized control trial evaluates the effects of a community-developed illegal dumping prevention intervention on county owned vacant lots with repeated reports of illegal dumping in Flint, MI, a city with concentrated vacancy and economic disadvantage, on violent crime.

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