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  • Designing Housing as a Platform for Services

    Housing can be a platform for delivering intensive, targeted interventions and access to opportunities so that all families can thrive. The resources and research here can help public housing authorities and affordable housing developers design housing with services that support youth and adults. Topics include using a two-generation approach, increasing access to mental health and trauma-informed care, addressing food insecurity, and understanding how service providers can support the continuum of resident stability.



    Food Insecurity

    Mental Health and Trauma

    Physical Health


    Two-Generation Approach

    Youth and Early Childhood

    Research Areas Families Wealth and financial well-being
    Tags Neighborhoods and youth development
    Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center