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  • Healthy places and spaces,
  • Collaboration,
  • Healthy public policy,
  • Social determinants of health,
  • Equity,

Housing is a complex issue involving all levels of government, the private sector, and non-profit organizations. Unaffordable, unsuitable, and unstable housing negatively impacts physical and mental health. Stable, safe housing significantly improves health and reduces the cost of health care and social supports. A variety of housing unit types and sizes can help provide housing that is safe, healthy, and affordable for everyone.

Municipalities and community groups have accomplished these initiatives by working together: