Case studies show ways affordable housing can improve health

Three new case studies from the National Housing Conference addresses how better housing can lead to improved health outcomes.  The case studies, Collaborating with Housing Quality Stakeholders to Reduce Home Health Risks, Addressing Housing as a Health Care Treatment and Using Health Care Savings to Construct Supportive Housing in New York, affirm previous research showing that access to stable and affordable housing is an important social determinant of mental, physical and emotional health. When housing is unaffordable or located in high-stress environments, residents tend to experience …

Building a Cross-Sector Coalition

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco recently published a study to shine a light on the inner workings of a collaborative partnership that works on behalf of low-income communities, illustrating both the challenges and the lessons learned from such efforts. “Building a Cross-Sector Coalition: Sustainable Communities for All and CA’s Cap-and-Trade Program” by Laura Choi reveals insights from a new cross-sector coalition called Sustainable Communities for All that successfully championed a joint platform that prioritized social equity and proposed allocating a significant percentage of …

The Impacts of Affordable Housing on Health

A research summary from the Center for Housing Policy shows how stable, decent, and affordable housing has a strong link to positive health outcomes. The report offers pathways through which affordable housing influences the health of people of all ages.