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Our health and our housing are connected, especially for households living in poverty.

Publihealth concerns were thoriginal driver of governmenintervention in New York City’s housing stock. Historically, creating and enforcing housing quality standards was focused on improving the health of residents in the city and controlling the spread of infectious diseases.

Today, our health and our housing are still connected, especially for households living in poverty. Rx for Housing: Housing is Healthcare explores how New York City’s next housing plan could address health disparities by prioritizing metrics that measure health outcomes, harnessing the power of housing policy to help New Yorkers build a healthy life.

What if the goal of the next housing plan was to improve the health of New Yorkers?

Rx for Housing: Issue Brief

New York City’s next housing plan could address health disparities by prioritizing metrics that measure health outcomes, harnessing the power of our housing policy to help New Yorkers build a healthy life.

Read the Issue Brief

Rx for Housing: COVID-19 Response & Recovery

Released at the height of New York City’s COVID-19 pandemic, CHPC’s essay explores the connections between our health and our housing that this crisis has made clearer than ever.

Read the Essay

Rx for Housing: Housing is Healthcare is part of A New Lens for NYC’s Housing Plan, CHPC’s research and education initiative to explore how New York City’s next housing plan could have a broader impact beyond counting units. The next housing plan provides an opportunity for communities and policymakers to widen the discussion, articulate new metrics, and develop a shared vision of housing policy for the city.