Housing and Healthy Communities Learning Network
Access to safe, decent affordable housing, among other determinants of health, is known to contribute to positive health outcomes. Yet, individuals and families with extremely low-, low- and moderate-incomes struggle to afford housing in their communities, jeopardizing their health. Recognizing the link between health and housing, hospital systems from across the country is essential to considering their role in increasing access to affordable housing in their communities.
With the support of the Melville Charitable Trust, TAC launched the Housing and Healthy Communities Learning Network in 2019 to facilitate peer-to-peer learning for health care leaders about the opportunities and challenges of supporting and sustaining affordable housing in their communities.
TAC is seeking hospital systems interested in learning about opportunities and challenges to support and
sustain affordable housing in their communities. Participating hospitals may have up to three staff on the
calls, but the hospital must have a primary point of contact designated to participate. Participants should
be actively considering affordable housing development or partnerships with the housing sector in their
community. The expectation is that hospital leadership is either directly participating or is supportive of
participation in this learning network.
The application window for the 2020 year is now closed. Background information and instructions for the previous application, however, can be viewed here.