As part of the Housing for Health Program in Baltimore, a hospital-sponsored affordable housing program has demonstrated positive impacts on the community. By evaluating broader social, environmental, and economic benefits, opposed to quantifying traditional return on investment, researchers found that the program generated between $1.30 and $1.92 of social return in the community for every dollar in annual operating costs. The study evaluated the Bon Secours Hospital’s Housing for Health program in West Baltimore. The hospital owns 801 affordable housing units serving low-income renters, people with disabilities and seniors. The findings strengthen the case for affordable housing as a healthcare issue.
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The vision of OCAH: That all Oklahomans have the opportunity to live in safe, healthy and affordable homes. Our Mission: To lead the movement to ensure that all residents of the state of Oklahoma flourish in safe, affordable homes and to help communities develop safe and affordable housing options for all of their residents. We reach our mission through advocacy, education and practical training to foster the production and maintenance of affordable housing throughout the state. View all posts by Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing