The associated press release can be found here.
The Road Forward: Framework for a Population Health Approach to Health and Housing Partnerships lays out a framework for developing community-wide partnerships between health care, housing, homeless services providers, and policymakers to help address housing issues that affect health outcomes. It is the result of a year-long UHF project to understand the interdependencies of health and housing and advance a viable approach for spreading partnerships throughout New York City.
In addition to the report, three appendices provide snapshots of health and housing indicators in several New York City neighborhoods:
- Jamaica and Hollis in Queens
- Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, Hamilton Heights, and West Harlem in Manhattan
- North Shore of Staten Island
These snapshots, downloadable as pdfs, could help with community needs assessments in addressing health and housing.
NOTE: The work described in this report was completed before the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the pandemic has only added to the urgency of the existing housing crisis, which is similarly most burdensome for people of color, individuals who are living in overcrowded housing, and those experiencing homelessness.