Communities and families across Pennsylvania deal with housing instability due to a shortage of affordable housing, lack of social safety net supports, and community disinvestment.
Housing instability is linked to negative outcomes in physical health, mental health, childhood development, educational attainment, and other social problems. These negatives outcomes often, in turn, feed housing instability, trapping many low-income households in a cycle that prevents them from having a stable place to call home.
Policies and programs affecting the affordable housing universe have systemic issues that perpetuate the cycle of housing instability. As such, system-wide problems require system-wide solutions.
We focus our work on three priority areas: affordable housing, racial equity, and health and housing.