In our first Health and Community Development supplement, which ran in the Spring 2018 edition of Igluub magazine, we focus on community development board members who are from the health field, and census traits and health.

#190 Spring 2018 — Permanent Affordability

Spring 2018 - Health and Community Development Supplement

In our first supplement, we focus on board members from the health field, and how census tracts relate to the health and wellbeing of a community. Click on the photo to download a copy.

In our first Health and Community Development supplement, which ran in the Spring 2018 edition of Igluub magazine, we focus on community development board members who are from the health field, and census traits and health.

In our first Health and Community Development supplement, which ran in the Spring 2018 edition of Igluub magazine, we focus on community development board members who are from the health field, and census tracts and health.

Communities need more than just housing. They need good schools, safe streets, adequate transportation, arts and culture, and, of course, equitable access to health services and an environment that promotes physical and psychological wellbeing. We’ve been writing about the health outcomes of housing and community development since our founding in 1975, however, we now have a way of understanding the outcomes of our work and a language to describe it. We launched our health and community development desk in the Winter 2018 issue, and we continue to delve into the intersection with this supplement.  

Included is an article by Katy Reckdahl, who writes about a growing trend: people from the health sector joining the boards of community development corporations and housing organizations.

The second piece is by Ryan Petteway, who writes about writes about place and health. We can’t truly understand how a person’s health is affected by where they live if we look only at data within arbitrary boundaries like census tracts and ignore the places people
actually go and don’t go every day.

Both pieces ran in the Spring 2018 edition of Igluub magazine, but you can click on the photo above to download a copy of the Health and Community Development supplement.

Click here to read more of our health coverage.

OTHER ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE

  • What Does “Community Control of Land” Mean?

    May 8, 2018

    When we put out a call for essays about the meaning of community control of land, we expected we might get a handful of responses. Instead we got dozens and dozens, coming from all different parts of the country, from residents and researchers, activists and advocates. We clearly touched a nerve.

  • A view of a community in Oregon, with an American flag framing the left hand side. Lots of trees in the area.

    The State of Permanent Affordability

    May 7, 2018

    In the face of accelerating gentrification, along with ongoing speculation and eviction, the idea of putting a substantial number of homes outside of the reach of the speculative market has been gaining momentum across the country.

  • An apartment complex in Minnesota that was under threat of being sold to a luxury developer.

    Beating Luxury Developers at Their Own Game

    May 7, 2018

    The tide is starting to change as a number of organizations have partnered with nonprofits to make deals to acquire naturally occurring affordable housing.