Report: Housing and Health in the Potomac Area

HousingForward Virginia recently completed a housing and health study for Potomac Health Foundation, which serves eastern Prince William County and portions of Stafford and Fairfax County. As with our previous work at this intersection, we explored the demographics and housing aspects that are impacting resident health.

Due in large part to stakeholder feedback, the report was amended to reflect the key issues that have major implications on housing and health in the area and varying ways to address them: 1) high housing and transportation costs, 2) a sprawling built-environment, 3) a growing immigrant population, 4) a rapidly aging population, and 5) racial and ethnic disparities.

HousingForward Virginia will be continuing to work with Potomac Health Foundation and a coalition of stakeholders to design a pilot initiative to promote health via housing, addressing one or more of these major issues.

Read the full report here.

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