Principles for Healthy and Affordable Housing
Health and housing leaders across Massachusetts recognize that the lack of quality, affordable housing in the region impacts health care outcomes and costs. To address this situation, MPHA and the Alliance for Community Health Integration have joined forces with the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, the Boston Area Accountable Care Organization Social Determinants of Health Collaboration, & the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers to develop the Massachusetts Principles for Healthy and Affordable Housing. We invite health care provider organizations, hospitals, health centers, public health leaders, consumer advocates, and social service providers to join us in endorsing this statement.
As part of this effort, our organizations hosted a two-part webinar series designed for leaders within health care institutions to learn about the health impacts of housing, the housing policy landscape in Massachusetts, and current health care/ housing partnerships in Massachusetts. The webinars were co-hosted with Citizens Housing and Planning Association, the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance, the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, and Homes for Families. The webinar invitation can be viewed here.