Humane Housing

Photo by Olhar Angolano

What does it mean for a community to have housing that helps people to thrive? It means that people have access to safe, affordable, quality housing that meets their needs. It means that policies and systems are in place so that everyone is able to have access to a good home that supports their mental, physical, social and spiritual well-being. It means that homes promote health and do not predispose someone to illness. Housing is related to both health outcomes and health care costs.

Other Interesting Measures


  • H+T affordability index (housing + transportation) (0%-100%). Source: Center for Neighborhood Technology.


  • 30-day placement rate into permanent supportive housing. Source: HUD.