A Vision of Health Equity in Housing

17 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2019 Last revised: 5 Dec 2019

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Scott Burris

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Katie Moran-McCabe

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Nadya Prood

Temple University - Center for Public Health Law Research

Kim Blankenship

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Angus Corbett

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abraham Gutman

Philadelphia Inquirer

Bethany Saxon

Temple University - Center for Public Health Law Research

Date Written: November 4, 2019

Abstract

This report is the first in a series of reports exploring the role of law in housing equity and innovative uses of law to improve health equity through housing. The reports are based on extensive literature scans and semi-structured interviews with people who are taking action in housing policy and practice. The full series includes: Report I: A Vision of Health Equity in Housing; Report II: Legal Levers for Health Equity in Housing: A Systems Approach; Report III: Health Equity in Housing: Evidence and Evidence Gaps; Report IV: Creative People and Places Building Health Equity in Housing; Report V: Governing Health Equity in Housing; and Report VI: Health Equity through Housing: A Blueprint for Systematic Legal Action.

This report describes the strong relationship between housing, neighborhood and health, and reviews old and new evidence about health, health equity and housing to make the case for “health equity in housing” as a top goal of the movement to create a Culture of Health in America. Achieving health equity in housing means that a substantial proportion of people living in the United States will have the option to live in racially and socio-economically mixed communities where all residents benefit from safe and affordable houses, good schools, transportation, parks and recreational facilities, and economic opportunities.

Keywords: Housing, Health, Health equity

JEL Classification: I18, K39, R21, R31, R52

Suggested Citation

Burris, Scott C. and Moran-McCabe, Katie and Prood, Nadya and Blankenship, Kim and Corbett, Angus and Gutman, Abraham and Saxon, Bethany, A Vision of Health Equity in Housing (November 4, 2019). Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-35, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3480628 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3480628

Scott C. Burris

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )

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Katie Moran-McCabe (Contact Author)

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University Beasley School of Law ( email )

1819 N. Broad St
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Philadelphia, PA 19122
2152045786 (Phone)
19122 (Fax)

Nadya Prood

Temple University - Center for Public Health Law Research ( email )

1819 N. Broad St
Barrack Hall, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Kim Blankenship

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Angus Corbett

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abraham Gutman

Philadelphia Inquirer ( email )

400 North Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Bethany Saxon

Temple University - Center for Public Health Law Research ( email )

1819 N. Broad St
Barrack Hall, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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