Housing provides a powerful opportunity to transform individual lives and entire communities. Decades of work have resulted in a range of strategies that can improve housing quality, reduce health disparities, and return a real savings to healthcare and other sectors. An increasing number of communities are adopting these evidence-based policies and practices to improve housing quality, revitalize communities, and improve resident health. At the same time, many other communities are facing similar challenges, but need help figuring out where to start.
For over 25 years, NCHH has partnered with housing, health, governmental, and other organizations to integrate health into housing and community development activities. Through these efforts, we’ve helped programs and communities operationalize health-focused activities within their core functions, develop needed and effective cross-sector partnerships, and lead community efforts to promote healthy housing through services to residents, policy changes, and impact evaluation. We’ve also amassed a wealth of resources, tools, model codes, best practices, expertise, data, and diverse expert partners that can be deployed to scale up these efforts in communities across the country.
If your community is interested in receiving technical assistance, please contact Amanda Reddy.