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Humane Housing is about stable, safe places to live, and living in diverse, vibrant communities that provide what we need to live full, productive lives.
Humane Housing is a Vital Condition for Community Well-being
Humane is one of seven interrelated “vital conditions” that comprise the Vital Conditions for Community Health and Well-being framework. The framework helps us understand the systems that produce equitable well-being for all, and opportunities to shift those systems and drive improvement. Learn more about the Vital Conditions framework >>
We are able to thrive when we have secure, consistent places to life; when our homes and neighborhoods are safe from hazards; and when our neighborhoods provide what we need for our lives and livelihoods.
Housing is the biggest expense for most Americans, and thus housing affordability is a significant factor in financial well-being. Homeownership has long been at the center of the American Dream helping build family wealth, and stable diverse communities.
There are myriad opportunities to improve conditions for Humane Housing in communities. Some of the most significant opportunities pertain to:
- Promoting community design that is human-centered, multimodal and connects neighborhoods with resources;
- Ensuring safe affordable housing for all; and
- Diversifying housing mix to meet the needs all residents.
This page directs you to topical content on Community Commons to help drive system improvements to Humane Housing in your community.