Holistic redevelopment to bring lasting change to a distressed neighborhood
In Detroit, an innovate partnership between a local hospital system and a nonprofit housing organization is anchoring revitalization through a new community development corporation.
What happens when a housing developer joins forces with health providers? Sectors come together for transformational community change.
The connection between health and community development is on everyone’s lips it seems, and for good reason. And yet the two sectors are really still at the beginning stages of learning how to work together.
When you think of Boston what comes to mind? You may be thinking of American history, world class hospitals, top research institutions and winning sports teams. However, there is another side to Greater Boston, one where more than half of households are rent burdened (paying 30 percent or more of their income on rent) and income inequality is rising.
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.
Children’s hospitals in Ohio are making key investments to address a major cause of poor health — substandard housing.
A moving new multi-media art project, “Everyone Deserves a Home”, on display in San Francisco’s Public Library asks 40 formally homeless residents in supportive housing, “what does home mean to you?”
Acting under existing legislative authority and without new funding, the new Administration can give hospitals greater flexibility over tax-exempt spending while strengthening their role in building healthy communities.
Rachel Thornton from Home Matters discusses why she thinks helping families find gainful employment and providing children with a safe living environment, violence-free public space, access to healthy food and good education is our moral imperative.