Housing Series

Housing And…….Series

HDC is committed to strengthening the understanding and connections that housing has with many sectors including:

  • education
  • health
  • transit
  • environment
  • community development

In 2015, HDC hosted special forums for HDC members and the general public to explore the intersections between housing and a number of other issues.

Housing and Health

andrews housing and health

HDC was very pleased to work with three students from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance through their Public Service Clinic to research the needs and solutions for healthy housing in South King County.

HDC Resources: 
Improving Health and Housing in South King County 
June 2015, Andrew Calkins, Andrew Wong, and Andrew Desmond, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.

Healthy Housing Fact Sheet

HDC Blog Post

HDC Health and Housing Report Out

Partner Resources:
Compounding Stress: The Timing and Duration Effects of Homelessness on Children’s Health
Children’s Health Watch, June 2015
Megan Sandel, MD MPH, Richard Sheward, MPP, and Lisa Sturtevant, PhD

Development of an Index of Subsidized Housing Availability and its Relationship to Housing Insecurity
Children’s HealthWatch
Kathryn T. Bailey, John T. Cook, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, Patrick H. Casey, Mariana Chilton, Sharon M. Coleman, Diana Becker Cutts, Timothy C. Heeren, Ruth Rose- Jacobs, Maureen M. Black & Deborah A. Frank

Pediatrician Sees Housing as a Vaccine
How Housing Matters, MacArthur Foundation and Urban Land Institute

Demand for Health Workers Is Rising, But Can They Afford Housing?
How Housing Matters, MacArthur Foundation and Urban Land Institute
Janet Viveiros, Lisa A. Sturtevant, National Housing Conference

Paseo Verde: Childhood Wellness through Healthy, Affordable Housing
How Housing Matters, MacArthur Foundation and Urban Land Institute
Maya Brennan, How Housing Matter Conference 2014

America in 2015: Bridging the Access Gap for Healthier Amenities
Trisha Riggs, Urban Land Institute

Housing and Transit


Housing and Transit Panel (Bill Rumpf, Mercy Housing Northwest; Jessyn Farrell, WA State Representative; Tony To, Homesight; Claudia Balducci, Bellevue Mayor; Brian Lloyd, Beacon Development Group)


Housing and Transit Workshop 11.18.15

Partner Resources: 
Why Creating and Preserving Affordable Homes Near Transit is a Highly Effective Climate Protection Strategy
TransForm, California Housing Partnership Corporation, 2014

Transportation Emerges as Crucial to Escaping Poverty
The New York Times, Mikayla Bourchard, May 7, 2015

High Housing Costs Mean Long Commutes in Boston Area
How Housing Matters, Jan. 2015
Based on research from: ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, National Housing Conference, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Housing and Education

HDC Resources: 


Join us for the 2016 HDC Celebration with keynote speaker, Jonathan Kozol, author of many award winning books including Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace. A celebrated teacher and activist, Kozol will help us explore the intersections of education and housing, equity and access. 

Where We Live + Where We Learn
Housing and Education Partnerships
HDC, Puget Sound Regional Council, Puget Sound Educational Service District

Where We Live + Where We Learn Forum Report Out

Partner Resources: 

Housing and Education Partnerships
Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Housing Authority

School + House Washington
A place for analysis, ideas, and advocacy to end student homelessness
Children and Youth Project of Columbia Legal Services