Health and Community Development Resources
If you want to explore the intersection of health and community development further, here are some places to start.
Prescription for a New Neighborhood
Housing mobility can complement community revitalization for children with serious health challenges.
Don’t Dump on Us
If it were not acceptable for anyone to suffer from substandard housing or the problems of disinvested neighborhoods, then many of the public health issues facing us would be automatically reduced.
Q: Did the housing crisis prove low-income people can’t be successful...
No! Two at-scale, long-term lending programs show that if the process is done right, low-income homeowners can be as successful as prime borrowers--or more.
The community development and health sectors can and should work together to reduce health disparities and improve everyone’s health.
The conventional approach to homelessness starts with services. But starting with permanent housing instead costs less and works better.
Foreclosing on Our Health?
In a dangerous cycle, medical bills are a common cause of foreclosure—and the stress and financial crisis of foreclosure causes an increase in serious health problems.
Taking Health Into Account
By systematically assessing the health risks of development decisions upfront, health impact assessments can prevent costly and harmful mistakes.
Shelterforce authors discuss the roles of place, mobility, and displacement on health and neighborhoods.
Interview with Senator Robert Menendez
Shelterforce talks with Sen. Robert Menendez about the ongoing federal response to the housing crisis, the Sustainable Communities Initiative, the Occupy movement, and more.
Community Development Finance in Perspective
Credit Unions, Community Development Finance, and the Great Recession, Clifford Rosenthal, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco working paper, February 2012.
House America Bond Might Not Address Long-term Issues
“A House America Bond for State Housing Finance Agencies: More Affordable Housing for Low- and Moderate-Income Households,” Jordan Eizenga, Center for American Progress, March 2012.
The Intersection of Health Philanthropy and Housing
Health philanthropy and community development have historically worked on separate tracks. That’s changing.
Healthy Yards with Youth in Charge
The Worcester, Mass., Toxic Soil Busters co-op shows improving a neighborhood’s health doesn’t have to be limited to experts and outsiders.
California’s New Environmental Movement
How communities of color, using health and jobs as rallying cries, took on Big Oil -- and won!
Unsorting Our Cities
To improve the health of residents of disadvantaged neighborhoods, we have to address inequality, not medical care.
Putting ‘Silent Pickpockets’ on Notice
Discriminatory lending practices are a “silent pickpocket” skulking among unsuspecting borrowers, said Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, at the National...
Cities are growing again, with young people increasingly interested in moving to more walkable communities. And it’s not just traditionally hot market cities that...
Florida Flipper Nabbed in Cleveland
The head of a sham financial corporation was arrested late last year for illegally flipping hundreds of homes in several Ohio counties, including Cuyahoga...
Big Island Organizing
An organizing drive in Hawaii has forced the hand of America's largest bank, achieving a breakthrough that has slashed foreclosures.
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