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Through grants, training and technical assistance, we support the efforts of NeighborWorks member organizations and the community development field to develop healthy homes and communities. Through community-driven programs and design practices, we engage and serve residents across the lifespan, including infants, children, and older Americans. Our work includes:

  • Making homes healthier, by reducing asthma triggers and remediating lead hazards.
  • Helping seniors stay healthy in their own homes.
  • Reducing housing instability to support childhood development and family health.
  • Developing new grocery stores in food deserts.
  • Building sidewalks, playgrounds and parks to exercise in.
  • Cleaning up vacant lots and other environmental hazards.
  • Making homes and communities more accessible to individuals with disabilities.
  • Helping community residents to identify and take action on local health problems.
  • Enhancing community safety through proven violence-prevention strategies.
Healthy Communities: Full video
A tale of three cities working together for healthier communities.Watch to learn what our network members are doing in Roxbury, MA (Madison Park Development Corporation), St. Louis, MO (Beyond Housing) and Lowell, MA (Coalition for a Better Acre)