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The Hidden Health Costs of Eviction

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PBS News Hour reported on the emotional toil of eviction in Richmond last night. (Photo: PBS News Hour)

Millions of Americans are forced from their homes every year. Evictions are usually considered in economic terms -- an outcome of housing supply and income levels -- but what about their physical and emotional impact? Research increasingly shows housing insecurity takes an enormous toll on people’s health.

William Brangham reported from Richmond, which has the second-highest eviction rate in the nation. This story aired last night on PBS News Hour. Read the full transcript on the PBS News Hour website.