Housing directly affects individuals’ health and the wellbeing of entire communities. The Building Healthy Places Initiative elevates health as a priority in housing.
As the result of a competitive process, ULI District Councils in Arizona, Chicago, Sacramento and Tampa Bay were selected to convene member-led task forces to identify policy and regulatory barriers to healthier and more equitable places and provide recommendations for local policy shifts and reforms. Working through late 2020, each District Council Task Force will illuminate local policies and practices that make health-promoting development difficult or increase the vulnerability of low-income people, build a case that reform is needed, and prepare specific recommendations for shifts in policy and practice.
Healthy Housing for All: How Affordable Housing is Leading the Way
Healthy Housing for All [report] explores the affordable housing industry’s achievements in creating healthier housing environments explores how health-promoting features in affordable, workforce, and mixed-income developments can support improved resident health outcomes and translates them into lessons for the broader housing marketplace.
Healthy housing project profiles showcase health-promoting features at affordable and mixed-income housing developments, highlighting how health-promoting features, such as community gardens, active staircases, and outdoor recreation areas, support the mental, social, and physical health of residents.
- High Point, a mixed-income redevelopment project in Seattle
- Mariposa, a mixed-income redevelopment project in Denver
- New Genesis Apartments, a mixed-income, mixed-use housing redevelopment in Los Angeles
- Prospect Plaza, a mixed-use affordable housing redevelopment project in Brooklyn
- Regent Park, a mixed-income housing redevelopment in Toronto
- 1180 Fourth Street, an affordable housing redevelopment in San Francisco
Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a Changing Environment
This edition of ULI’s Housing in America report explores how households and communities across the country are responding to the impacts of extreme weather events. Through three case examples, this report also shares how communities are creating and sustaining healthier and more resilient environments in the face of an ever revolving climate.
To learn more about ULI’s work on housing, the Terwilliger Center for Housing advances best practices in residential development and public policy, and supports ULI members and local communities in creating and sustaining a full spectrum of housing opportunities, particularly for low- and moderate-income households.