Neighborhood Quality

The quality of your neighborhood affects your health and well-being. Challenges facing residents in disadvantaged neighborhoods include:

  • Children who live in neighborhoods with high rates of poverty are less likely to have safe places to play.

  • Black youth are 10 times more likely to live in a poor neighborhood than their white peers. They’re also are more likely to suffer from poor-quality schools, environmental hazards, violence and other factors that hinder a healthy life.

  • Poor neighborhoods are more likely to have conditions that pose a risk to children’s health, such as poor air quality, mold, pests and lead in paint and plumbing.

  • Children who live in poor neighborhoods are more likely to experience adverse situations such as witnessing violence.