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Housing Leadership Day: Healthy Housing and Workshops on ADUs and Walkability


Housing Leadership Day was October 20. The theme was housing and health, and our healthy housing video debuted at and kicked off the event. Our senior community health planner, Belén Seara, presented on the panel Accessory Dwelling Units: Maximizing Healthy Housing while Mitigating Displacement, and shared best practices in housing inspection to preserve neighborhood stability. Our senior manager, Shireen Malekafzali presented on walkable communities and their relationship to health, equity and housing. Overall, it was wonderful to see so many people come together around the important priority of health housing. The plenaries featured experts, who discussed the importance of housing stability on children’s development, mental health, mortality and more. It was great to see so many housing stakeholders get introduced to health as a key component of housing. Get Healthy SMC’s priority on housing stability was the feature of the event with over 200 participants. Kudos to Housing Leadership Council for their leadership on this issue!