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Housing is a crucial part of survival and one’s ability to engage in life, but the increasing difficulty in obtaining affordable, quality, safe housing is of great concern. To better understand the housing crisis and be equipped to advocate on behalf of the unhoused, research was conducted on many factors including correlation with the ACES study, the housing crisis in America, the redefinition of housing terms, psychological impact on both adult and children, and the physical impacts of housing insecurity. It becomes evident that housing is a complex, multi-faceted issue. Nonetheless, it is one that requires significant consideration. There are serious and threatening implications for both adults and children who experience housing insecurity. This synthesis of research will be important in educating community members, creating awareness of the issue, and advocating on behalf of those facing homelessness or housing insecurity, as well as planning for future housing projects.

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