Restrict the content and placement of alcohol advertisements on broadcasts, outdoor displays, internet marketing, etc. via state laws, local ordinances, industry self-regulation, or a combination of efforts
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Community Development" and "Some Evidence"
Establish a framework to increase walking and biking trails and improve connectivity of non-auto paths and trails in a particular area
Provide funding for local community development activities such as affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and infrastructure development
Establish and support land that is gardened or cultivated by community members via community land trusts, gardening education, zoning regulation changes, or service provision (e.g., water or waste disposal)
Purchase land to lease to low and middle income homeowners and require them to sell the home back to the CLT or to another low income resident at an affordable price.
Detect and intervene in potentially violent situations, educate and mobilize communities, and connect high-risk individuals to services; formerly called Chicago CeaseFire
Support multiple vendor markets where producers sell goods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy items, and prepared foods directly to consumers
Increase recreational green space through new parks or open spaces, renovation or enhancement of under-used recreation areas, rehabilitation of vacant lots, brownfields, etc.
Provide eligible low and very low income families with vouchers to help cover the costs of rental housing; also called Section 8
Require developers to reserve a proportion of housing units for low income residents via mandatory requirements or incentives such as density bonuses
Acquire, hold, manage, and develop properties such as vacant lots, abandoned buildings, or foreclosures, and transition them to productive uses, often affordable housing developments.
Provide funding via tax credits at the state and local level to support development and rehabilitation costs of low income rental housing
Establish roads that avoid built-up areas such as towns, cities, or commercial/business districts
Require employers in an affected jurisdiction to provide paid time off for employees to use when ill or injured
Adopt regulations that address the safety of playground environment, equipment, and materials, as well as adult supervision
Prevent radon from entering occupied buildings and reduce existing indoor air radon levels via soil depressurization, home or room pressurization, heat recovery ventilation, etc.
Transition families and individuals experiencing homelessness into permanent housing quickly, often with supports such as short-term financial assistance, case management, landlord negotiations, etc.
Provide permanent, basic rental housing with social services available onsite or by referral, usually for low income families, seniors, veterans, or people with disabilities
Provide assistance to low income families to make their homes more energy efficient and to permanently reduce their energy bills