Housing plays an important role in individual and community health. It provides shelter, enables food storage and preparation, affects access to clean air and water, and it impacts household budgets, family dynamics, access to healthy food, transportation, schools, jobs and services such as healthcare.

Good, stable neighborhoods that meet these basic needs improve community wellbeing. In this study, we examined the planning process and recommendations that resulted from a regional housing plan. We undertook a systematic process to determine the health impacts of a proposed plan for housing in the tri-county region.

Correspondence: Please direct correspondence regarding this Health Impact Assessment to Dr. Janine Sinno Janoudi at jsinno@ingham.org