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Emerging Strategies for Integrating Health and Housing
Corianne Payton Scally, Elaine Waxman, Sade Adeeyo
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The Conway Center is a project of a nonprofit housing and services organization, So Others Might Eat, and a federally qualified health center, Unity Health Care, in Washington, DC. This $90 million community development initiative will colocate employment training, health care services, and affordable housing under one roof in Ward 7, an area of DC experiencing high poverty and unemployment, and poor health outcomes. The partnership aims to improve access to affordable rental housing, increase livable-wage job attainment, and connect residents to high-quality health care services. Although still under construction, this partnership highlights how a shared vision among community-serving organizations and funders can result in a comprehensive strategy for improving resident health and well-being. This case study is part of a larger report on Emerging Strategies for Integrating Health and Housing.
Research Areas Health and health care Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Social safety net Housing
Tags Community-based care Housing affordability Housing subsidies Social determinants of health
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center Health Policy Center