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Research shows that health is directly affected by housing stability, affordability, and quality. For low-income renters, options for housing that is both safe and affordable can be limited. Building for Health is a cross-sector collaborative designed to link housing, health, and energy services with the goal of improving overall health of neighborhood residents. LISC is coordinating this project in partnership with:
Building for Health implements a three-pronged strategy: a One Touch, cross-referral intervention system to streamline delivery of lead-safe, healthy homes, and energy programs; capacity building among affordable housing developers to integrate health strategies into development and management practices; and policy and advocacy to advance the understanding of the linkages between health, housing, and energy.
This project is currently active in Frog Hollow and all residents of the neighborhood are eligible to participate. Building for Health plans to expand to the North End of Hartford by 2020.
Funding for Building for Health is generously provided by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.