Anchor institutions are investing to support community control of land and housing
In Ashland, California, cross-sector partnerships between community development, public health, and city government are building community and reinvesting in housing.
Research is documenting the harmful effects on children when families must keep moving to find a safe, affordable home.
Within the last five years, partnerships between community development and health organizations have grown from one-off local experiments to a full-blown national movement.
Madeline White of America’s Essential Hospitals reports on the Build Healthy Places Network tour of The Villages of East Lake, a Purpose Built Communities site in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hospital Partners with Housing Authority to Put Health at the Center of a Neighborhood Transformation
Holistic redevelopment to bring lasting change to a distressed neighborhood
What happens when a housing developer joins forces with health providers? Sectors come together for transformational community change.
In May, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) launched a new Integrated Physical Needs Assessment tool to provide affordable housing owners with a comprehensive protocol to assess the range of options available to upgrade their buildings. The tool will allow owners to take advantage of incentives and opportunities to make their properties as sustainable and safe as possible. A key component of the Integrated Physical Needs Assessment is a new health overlay, providing guidance on health-focused upgrades as well as operations and maintenance protocol.
As America ages, housing and community development allies work together to develop new choices for seniors. With creative models of long-term care and assisted living continuing to crop up, innovative aging-in-place programs offer an important alternative for many. The variety of options ensures that seniors with different levels of capability and dependence can live safely where they wish.