October 5, 2011

Housing: A Platform to Improve Quality of Life

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When HUD helps families find homes, we aim to connect them not just to a place to live, but a place to thrive. After all, once you have a safe place to call home, it’s easier to focus on all the other things – health care, education, employment, and the like – that help people flourish.

Recently, HUD’s offices of Community Planning and Development and Public and Indian Housing issued a public notice aimed at encouraging our affiliated public housing authorities and grantees to forge savvy partnerships to plug our tenants into a wealth of resources that will lay the foundation for a better future. It’s all part of this agency’s broader goal to promote housing as a platform for improving quality of life.

There’s more to positive housing outcomes than shelter itself, but the journey to a better life starts at home. With help from HUD and our partnering housing authorities and grantees, the people we assist – especially the elderly, children, those living with illness or disability, and those experiencing or at risk of homelessness – will have an easier time accessing primary health care, basic and continuing education, case management, vocational training, life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment, mental health services, legal aid, child care, recreational opportunities, nutritional support, transportation assistance, benefits counseling, and more.

HUD has always been in the business of homes, but we’re also in the business of hope. To see HUD’s full public notice to housing authorities and grantees and learn more about how we’re leveraging partnerships to put residents on the path to prosperity, click here.

2 Responses to Housing: A Platform to Improve Quality of Life

  1. Hello My name is Jenifer im am soon to be a mother and im living in stockton, ca i would love to learn more about department of housing….thank you

  2. Hello, my name is tammy and I left a very abusive husband, a couple of years ago. I had a nervous breakdown, and have been in therapy for 1.5 years. I live back home with mom, her husband and my brother. it is a two bebroom house and very crowded.my therapist says I can’t heal in this surrounding. please help me soon please

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