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Home Is Where the Health Is

Bringing Green, Healthy Housing to Low-Income Populations

By Robin Jacobs, David E. Jacobs & Jill Breysse

The Green and Healthy Affordable Homes project at an apartment complex in rural Minnesota is one of the nation's first demonstrations of how rehabilitating low-income housing using green and health criteria can improve residents' health. Forging productive partnerships and engaging residents were factors in achieving positive health outcomes and improving building performance. Further advocacy is needed to bolster low-income green housing rehabilitation.

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