Housing and health
This brief reviews how local investments in quality affordable housing and good neighborhood conditions can yield significant health benefits and reduce healthcare costs.
Improving the health of children and adults
Health outcomes can be strongly affected by conditions at home and in the surrounding neighborhood. This brief introduces policies that support the development and maintenance of high-quality, affordable housing that is free from hazards that increase the risk of injury or disease. The brief also discusses opportunities to locate housing in resource-rich areas that provide safe, walkable, and pollution-free spaces that improve both physical and mental health.