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Neighbourhood Health

Articles about how neighbourhood contributes to health. Neighbourhoods located away from flood prone areas, with well kept housing, social networks and access to public transportation, parks and green spaces, grocery stores and employment are associated with better health outcomes than ones with vacant lots, run down buildings and incompatible land uses (eg. incinerators, waste management facilites). Includes strategies to reduce income segregation in residential districts.

Housing And Health: The Backbone Of Strong Communities

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The NHP Foundation, an affordable housing provider in the US, is challenging others to reboot and accept homeless people as tenants. NHP argues that with appropriate supports and partnerships,...

What Makes A Healthy Community? Art? Affordable Housing? Both? Careful Thought From Durham, NC

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Let's begin in the most intimate and familiar corner of your community: your own home. "In this new era of Artificial Intelligence, modern families will soon realize that a robotic Personal Assistant is...

Aboriginal And Homeless? 12 Reasons Why Affordable Housing Alone Is Not Enough.

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A Canadian definition of homelessness neither mirrored nor explained the aboriginal experiences of Jesse Thistle. He decided that a definition that reflected the aboriginal experience was an essential foundation...

City Councils as Social Housing Developers: Yesterday’s Socialist Evil, Or Tomorrow’s Hope For Affordable Housing?

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DIY. Do It Yourself! Wise advice to a UK Borough Council that badly needs affordable housing? The London Borough of Hackney not only thinks so, it is taking aggressive...

Connecting The Housing And Health Dots

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Health researchers Diana Hernandez and Carolyn Swope from Columbia University have recently published two important articles that connect housing with health. We have much more access to information about health...

Indigenous Housing Providers: A Source Of Strength For Affordable Housing

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The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) has just released a report about non-profit affordable housing that is provided and operated by indigenous organizations. The housing is spread across...

Affordable Shipping Container Housing: Comfy Microhomes Or Homeless Prison Cells?

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Quirky Architectural Think-Toy For an affordable housing solution? Or barely habitable concentration camp cage for homeless children? It would seem that shipping container housing can be both. Just as a pile...

Health Care Organizations Up Their Game In The Housing Business

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Here's a resource for people who want to extend the impact of health care services. It's a booklet that outlines best practices that have combined goals of providing housing...

A Toronto Hospital Signs On For Affordable Housing

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The University Health Network in Toronto recently announced that it will donate a parcel of land for development as a site for affordable housingThe site is currently a parking...

Take Two Aspirin And An Affordable Home, Then Call Me In The Morning

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Only 10% of people’s health needs are delivered at a medical facility. The recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation: Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting...

Shelter For All + Healthy Environment: Positive Partners Or Poisonous Protagonists?

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When humans interfere with the environment, even with the best of intentions, it can have an impact on human health.

Inclusionary Zoning: What Is It? Why Do It? Who’s Doing It?

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Researchers in the United States are investigating inclusionary zoning as a regulatory tool to improve health outcomes. Their findings are reported in the journal Health Affairs. Land uses are regulated...
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