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Housing and Health

New opportunities for dialogue & action

Healthy Neighborhoods

How does housing affect health? Housing quality, affordability, and neighborhood design all play a critical role in supporting – or undercutting – residents’ health.

But people working in housing policy rarely collaborate with the public health community to advance the goals they both share.

This concept paper explores the many ways in which housing affects health, and outlines next steps for fostering greater collaboration between the health and housing fields.