Crowded Housing

Children are particularly dependent on and influenced by their home environments. Families with low incomes are more likely to live in crowded housing, which increases the risk of housing instability or homelessness, and is often associated with chaotic environments that inhibit healthy child development.

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Experiences of financial hardship during early childhood can disrupt healthy brain development and compromise the foundation for long-term learning, behavior, and health.

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