Public Housing and Public Health: A Prospective Mixed-Method Investigation of the Health Impacts of Public Housing Redevelopment in San Francisco

Investigator: Leslie Dubbin, PhD, MS, RN
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Location(s): United States


Our proposed research investigates how Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) policy implementation in San Francisco affects people living in public housing. RAD is a public-private partnership that transfers management of public housing sites from traditional public housing authorities to private developers in order to leverage the private capital necessary to renovate deteriorating public housing structures. Using data from two health service systems, we will investigate the change in prevalence of health conditions and health care utilization before and after renovations.