Health & Housing

Overview

Health and Housing

Where people live, the quality of their housing, the places in and around the home where children play, and the type of land homes are built on can have profound and lasting impacts on health. 

Housing options that serve the needs of all of your residents help create neighborhoods that are vibrant, promote social cohesion and encourage bicycling and walking for recreation and transportation.

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Ideas for Action
Health & Housing

Healthy neighborhoods provide residents a range of housing types (single family, duplexes, and apartments) to suit their needs, and mix commercial and residential uses.  Factors related to housing that can impact health include:

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Case Stories
Health & Housing

These case stories highlight examples of integrating housing options in healthy neighborhoods. Each story includes lessons learned, links to additional resources and can serve as examples other agencies may consider and adapt to meet their communities’ unique circumstances.

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