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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Housing and Transit"

Policies and programs that can improve health

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Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs)

Some Evidence

Provide funding via tax credits at the state and local level to support development and rehabilitation costs of low income rental housing

Housing and Transit

Mixed-use development

Scientifically Supported

Support a combination of land uses (e.g., residential, commercial, recreational) in development initiatives, often through zoning regulations or Smart Growth initiatives

Housing and Transit  ·  Diet and Exercise

Multi-component workplace supports for active commuting

Some Evidence

Provide physical infrastructure (e.g., bike parking or showers), educational or social support (e.g., walking groups), and financial incentives that support active commuting

Housing and Transit  ·  Diet and Exercise

Out of town bypasses

Some Evidence

Establish roads that avoid built-up areas such as towns, cities, or commercial/business districts

Housing and Transit  ·  Community Safety

Public transportation systems

Scientifically Supported

Introduce or expand transportation options that are available to the public and run on a scheduled timetable (e.g., buses, trains, ferries, rapid transit, etc.)

Housing and Transit

Radon mitigation programs

Some Evidence

Prevent radon from entering occupied buildings and reduce existing indoor air radon levels via soil depressurization, home or room pressurization, heat recovery ventilation, etc.

Housing and Transit

Rapid re-housing programs

Some Evidence

Transition families and individuals experiencing homelessness into permanent housing quickly, often with supports such as short-term financial assistance, case management, landlord negotiations, etc.

Housing and Transit

Rural transportation services

Expert Opinion

Establish transportation services for areas with low population densities using publicly funded buses and vans on a set schedule, dial-a-ride transit, volunteer ridesharing, etc.

Access to Care  ·  Housing and Transit

Safe Routes to Schools

Scientifically Supported

Promote walking and biking to school through education, incentives, and environmental changes; often called SRTS

Housing and Transit  ·  Diet and Exercise

Service-enriched housing

Some Evidence

Provide permanent, basic rental housing with social services available onsite or by referral, usually for low income families, seniors, and people with disabilities

Housing and Transit