Alongside housing-related health conditions, residents of low income communities experience disproportionately high rates of obesity and related health problems, like diabetes and heart disease. Alongside substandard housing, a lack of safe, easily accessible opportunities for physical activity and poor nutrition are major risk factors for health.
Our work helps communities redesign neighborhoods to be more compact so residents can walk to meet their daily needs. Our policy programs include incentives to locate grocery stores in underserved areas, build more sidewalks, require bike programs, and make public transit more accessible. We're changing local codes to encourage farmers markets and community gardens. At ChangeLab Solutions we understand that healthy homes require healthy neighborhoods.