Unlike more abstract policy topics, housing is a very tangible and familiar topic to most people. Housing touches many parts of our lives from our economy to health and education outcomes.
On the pages that follow, HousingWorks RI takes a closer look at housing's connections to the economy, health and education.
Housing development boosts the economy through construction investment in materials and jobs as well as continued contribution to the local economy by new residents through maintenance and improvements.
Healthy housing means healthier communities. Sankofa Apartments in Providence, also features a Community Gardens for residents and a weekly World Market representing the many cultures of the West End.
Housing stability is closely linked to successful educational outcomes for students--reducing school mobility and chronic absenteeism.
As public subsidies for housing become scarce, there is an increasing need for cross-sector partnerships and innovative funding models to fill in the gaps."
"How Housing Matters," HUD User, PD&R Edge Online Magazine
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