Vacant Land Threatens Personal and Community Health

A recent study by the University of Pennsylvania shows that people living in communities with a significant amount of vacancies believe that the vacancies negatively impact their mental and physical health, as well as the health of their community.  Vacant land is perceived to be a factor in dividing neighbors, attracting crime, and increasing fear in the residents.



Rachel works on policy and advocacy at RHLS. Her current work includes the intersection of housing and health, energy efficiency, and equal access to housing-related rights.