Living in a stable, safe, high quality and affordable home and neighborhood is critical to health and quality of life.
What is the housing ecosystem?
Housing Ecosystem Experience Map
Nine out of 10 people believe stable, affordable housing is important to their security and well-being.
Housing and Health Frequently Asked Questions
Affordable, safe, quality housing provides stability to individuals and families. Access to walkable neighborhoods, parks, transportation and food options is fundamental to good health.
Leading Topics in Health and Housing
Initiatives making a difference
National Low Income Housing Coalition
The NLIHC provides resources and policy guidance about access to affordable, safe, quality housing. Resources include state-by-state maps and statistics about state and local issues.
Enterprise Community Partners provides tools for a holistic view of neighborhoods. Enter an address for neighborhood rankings on various metrics, including affordable housing, neighborhood parks, education, healthy food, jobs, transportation and air quality.
Undesign the Redline
This localized interactive tool informs the community about structural determinants of health, including a look at how factors like structural racism and classism influence residential segregation, lending practices and decades of wealth inequities.
On the Path to Health Equity
The Health Outcomes Demonstration Project is a joint initiative between Enterprise Community Partners and Neighbor Works that helps communities assess the impact of various programs on health outcomes, specifically related to social determinants of health.
In the News
Curated News and Feature Stories from the AHA