Law stands as a significant influence on health equity, and an essential means of advancing a Culture of Health. The role of law in housing equity is considerable, and has been evolving over the past 50 years.
This landmark project will address a series of related questions to understand the role of law as a lever for health equity through housing:
- How has law helped build the segregated city?
- How are cities meeting the most important challenges in the quest for healthy, equitable communities, specifically related to preserving and building diversity, ensuring housing quality and safety, and supporting mobility?
- What are the major needs in law and housing and gaps?
- And, finally, how can housing-related law most effectively be used to promote healthy, equitable communities?
The research team will publish a series of reports exploring these key questions, and introduce a framework for future strategic thinking and action to better use legal levers to advance health equity in this country.