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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Housing and Transit"

Policies and programs that can improve health

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Housing First

Scientifically Supported

Provide rapid access to permanent housing and support (e.g., crisis intervention, needs assessment, case management), usually for chronically homeless individuals with persistent mental illness or substance abuse issues

Housing and Transit

Housing mediation services

Insufficient Evidence

Facilitate mediation between tenants and landlords to resolve conflict and prevent eviction

Housing and Transit

Housing rehabilitation loan & grant programs

Scientifically Supported

Provide funding, primarily to low or median income families, to repair, improve, or modernize dwellings and remove health or safety hazards

Housing and Transit

Housing trust funds

Expert Opinion

Support funds that help create or maintain low income housing, subsidize rental housing, and assist low income homebuyers and non-profit housing developers

Housing and Transit

Inclusionary zoning

Some Evidence

Require developers to reserve a proportion of housing units for low income residents via mandatory requirements or incentives such as density bonuses

Housing and Transit

Individual incentives for public transportation

Some Evidence

Offer incentives such as free or discounted bus, rail, or transit passes, reimbursements, partial payments, or pre-tax payroll deductions to encourage individuals’ use of existing public transit

Housing and Transit

Integrated pest management for indoor use

Scientifically Supported

Support a four-tiered approach to indoor pest control that minimizes potential hazards to people, property, and the environment

Housing and Transit

Land banking

Some Evidence

Acquire, hold, manage, and develop properties such as vacant lots, abandoned buildings, or foreclosures, and transition them to productive uses, often affordable housing developments

Housing and Transit

Lead paint abatement programs

Scientifically Supported

Eliminate lead-based paint and contaminated dust by removing or encapsulating lead paint, or removing lead painted fixtures and surfaces

Housing and Transit

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Expert Opinion

Provide funds to help low income households meet home energy needs, especially households with members who are young or elderly, or have disabilities

Housing and Transit

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