Healthy Housing for All

CfAD is pleased to announce the release of Healthy Housing for All: How Affordable Housing is Leading the Way, our latest collaboration with the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Building Healthy Places Initiative and ULI's Affordable & Workplace Housing Council. This inspiring resource celebrates the significant achievements of the affordable housing industry, and explores the many ways that health-supporting design is being championed by affordable housing developers—and influencing the broader housing market.

Profiling the innovations and accomplishments of several notable affordable projects, Healthy Housing for All distills development successes and insights from a mix of leaders in the field, and translates achievements into four replicable lessons for the broader housing market:

  • Lesson 1: Identify and incorporate healthy housing features at the outset
  • Lesson 2: Engage residents and stakeholders and conduct research to ensure that projects address their priorities
  • Lesson 3: Coordinate design, policy, and programming
  • Lesson 4: Establish innovative partnerships, financing strategies, and revenue streams

Healthy Housing for All captures the growing momentum of expressly incorporating active design within housing. The lessons gleaned not only demonstrate trailblazing efforts to improve resident wellbeing, but also outline financial motivations, and incentives, associated with such efforts. The publication features Fannie Mae's Healthy Housing Rewards(TM) initiative, pointing to the role of the financial sector in incentivizing healthy development. Created in collaboration with CfAD, Healthy Housing Rewards provides a 15 basis points discount on interest—and reimbursement of certification fees—for borrowers who certify their affordable housing projects with Fitwel.

Download a copy today, and discover how the affordable housing industry is leading the charge for healthier, happier homes!