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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Programs – The Social Environment

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends tenant-based rental assistance programs on the basis of sufficient evidence that such assistance reduces exposure to crimes against person and property and neighborhood social disorder. The Task Force was unable to determine the effectiveness of such programs on housing hazards, youth risk behaviors, and psychological and physical morbidity, because too few studies of adequate design and execution reported these outcomes. This recommendation appears in “The Guide to Community Preventive Services: What Works to Promote Health?”

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
The Community Preventive Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Social Determinants of Health
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Zaza S, Briss PA, Harris KW, and the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. The Social Environment [Internet]. In: The Guide to Community Preventive Services: What Works to Promote Health? New York: Oxford University Press; 2005. p. 329–84. Available from