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Healthy Affordable Housing: Bridging Research and Practice

September 30, 2021

Interested in fostering healthier housing environments? Looking for practical, evidence-based guidance and tools? This webinar will introduce you to Fitwel®, a building certification system that sets standards for design features and operational strategies that support the health of people living in multifamily residential properties.

Joanna Frank (CFAD) described an extensive body of research connecting housing and health and discuss practical and cost-effective strategies that can be applied in affordable housing contexts. Dena Xifaras (POAH) walked through how she applied Fitwel scorecard to a recent POAH recapitalization in Boston. The scorecard which includes 55+ evidence-based design and operational strategies that enhance multifamily buildings by addressing a broad range of health behaviors and risks. The tool is available as an interactive web-based interface for a fee or for free as a download.

You will also learn about Fannie Mae’s Healthy Housing Rewards™ program, which offers financial incentives for borrowers who incorporate health-promoting design and operations features into multifamily affordable rental properties.

This session is a reprise of one of CHAM’s popular 2021 Conference sessions with live Q&A.


September 30, 2021
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