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The housing options and transit systems that shape our communities' built environment affect where we live and how we get from place to place. The choices we make about housing and transportation, and the opportunities underlying these choices, also affect our health.

Reviewed housing & transit policies and programs are listed below. Click on column headings to sort by approach, policy or program, evidence rating, or decision maker. Click on Policy or Program name for more information.

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4 2 1 Housing & Transit Improve housing quality Lead paint abatement programs
Scientifically Supported
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4 2 1 Housing & Transit Improve housing quality Healthy home environment assessments
Scientifically Supported
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4 2 1 Housing & Transit Improve housing quality Housing rehabilitation loan & grant programs
Scientifically Supported
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4 2 1 Housing & Transit Improve housing quality Integrated pest management for indoor use
Scientifically Supported
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4 2 1 Housing & Transit Improve housing quality Radon mitigation programs
Some Evidence
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4 2 1 Housing & Transit Improve housing quality Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
Some Evidence
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4 2 1 Housing & Transit Improve housing quality Household lead control education interventions
Evidence of Ineffectiveness
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4 2 2 Housing & Transit Support active travel Safe Routes to Schools
Scientifically Supported
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4 2 2 Housing & Transit Support active travel Complete Streets & streetscape design initiatives
Scientifically Supported
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4 2 2 Housing & Transit Support active travel Mixed-use development
Scientifically Supported
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4 2 2 Housing & Transit Support active travel Traffic calming
Scientifically Supported
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4 2 2 Housing & Transit Support active travel Zoning regulations for land use policy
Scientifically Supported
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4 2 2 Housing & Transit Support active travel Walking school buses
Scientifically Supported
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4 2 2 Housing & Transit Support active travel Speed enforcement detection devices
Scientifically Supported
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4 2 2 Housing & Transit Support active travel Bike & pedestrian master plans
Some Evidence
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4 2 2 Housing & Transit Support active travel Out of town bypasses
Some Evidence
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4 2 2 Housing & Transit Support active travel Multi-component workplace supports for active commuting
Some Evidence
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4 2 3 Housing & Transit Support affordable housing options Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs)
Some Evidence
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4 2 3 Housing & Transit Support affordable housing options Land banking
Some Evidence
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4 2 3 Housing & Transit Support affordable housing options Community Development Block Grants (CDBGs)
Some Evidence
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4 2 3 Housing & Transit Support affordable housing options Inclusionary zoning
Some Evidence
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4 2 3 Housing & Transit Support affordable housing options Community land trusts
Some Evidence
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4 2 3 Housing & Transit Support affordable housing options Affordable housing tax increment financing (TIF)
Expert Opinion
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4 2 3 Housing & Transit Support affordable housing options Housing trust funds
Expert Opinion
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4 2 3 Housing & Transit Support affordable housing options HOME Investment Partnership Program
Expert Opinion
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4 2 3 Housing & Transit Support affordable housing options Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Expert Opinion
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4 2 4 Housing & Transit Ensure access to housing Housing First
Scientifically Supported
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4 2 4 Housing & Transit Ensure access to housing Rapid re-housing programs
Some Evidence
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4 2 4 Housing & Transit Ensure access to housing Service-enriched housing
Some Evidence
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4 2 4 Housing & Transit Ensure access to housing Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)
Some Evidence
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4 2 4 Housing & Transit Ensure access to housing Housing mediation services
Insufficient Evidence
x x              
4 2 5 Housing & Transit Support shared transportation Public transportation systems
Scientifically Supported
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4 2 5 Housing & Transit Support shared transportation Individual incentives for public transportation
Some Evidence
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4 2 5 Housing & Transit Support shared transportation Rural transportation systems
Expert Opinion
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4 2 5 Housing & Transit Support shared transportation Carpool & rideshare programs
Expert Opinion
  x   x x     x