Ehrenthal co-investigator on “Building a transformational data resource to support housing research” grant

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A new project funded by the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative will increase the quality and amount of housing-related data available to the Wisconsin Administrative Data Core, a unique data resource at the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP). UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health Director Deborah Ehrenthal, MD will serve as a co-investigator on the grant Building a transformational data resource to support housing research.

Despite the importance of stable and affordable housing and of housing benefits for low-income families, the extent to which current assistance programs affect family well-being is under-researched. There is little existing data about families’ experiences with housing instability, what works to produce housing stability, and the effectiveness of public programs that address housing.

The project will enable researchers to partner with policymakers and practitioners to develop actionable results that can be used to improve the lives of low-income families and individuals, and ameliorate impacts of the housing crisis. 

Investigators on the project come from across campus, including the School of Social Work, Institute for Research on Poverty, School of Human Ecology, and more. Congratulations to Dr. Ehrenthal, and the whole investigator team!