Preserve and improve existing housing to ensure that that all residents have habitable, healthy, uncrowded housing, and that affordable housing stays affordable. Preserving housing is far less expensive than building new housing.
Ensure that individuals and families have access to safe, affordable, high-quality housing during public health and climate emergencies.
In the short term, it is crucial to improve healthy food access for households facing food insecurity, especially for residents living in housing without kitchens or other basic facilities.
Protect residents who might be forced to accept unsafe or crowded conditions or make other unhealthy tradeoffs to pay for housing, or who are at risk of being displaced.