Healthy City Strategy - Housing

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Housing is one of the six key pillars of the Healthy City Strategy. Affordable, adequate and accessible housing is essential to the health of individuals, our communities and in preventing homelessness.

The Goal of the Housing pillar is to develop "A city with a wide range of affordable, adequate, and accessible housing options that contribute directly to community health, sustainable growth and economic security."

This pillar has only one healthy city 'asset'. Healthy City assets are the building blocks needed in our neighbourhoods to support health and wellbeing. The asset of the 'Housing' pillar is:

  • Accessible & Affordable Housing

To prevent the duplication of efforts, the implementation strategies that support the Healthy City Asset, Affordable Housing, align with and support the implementation strategies already set out in the City of St. John’s Affordable Housing Strategy, 2019-2028. The City of St. John’s is committed to working together with the other levels of government, as well as community and private sector partners, to take the actions required to produce, protect and promote housing solutions for the people of St. John’s.

When possible, and where appropriate, the Healthy City Strategy will work with the Affordable Housing Strategy, and the City's Affordable Housing Working Group, to add a health lens to the activities and actions of the Affordable Housing Strategy.

Visit our website to learn more about Housing and please visit the Affordable Housing Engage Page to learn more about engagement on Affordable Housing.

To go back to the main Healthy City Strategy project page, click here.

Housing is one of the six key pillars of the Healthy City Strategy. Affordable, adequate and accessible housing is essential to the health of individuals, our communities and in preventing homelessness.

The Goal of the Housing pillar is to develop "A city with a wide range of affordable, adequate, and accessible housing options that contribute directly to community health, sustainable growth and economic security."

This pillar has only one healthy city 'asset'. Healthy City assets are the building blocks needed in our neighbourhoods to support health and wellbeing. The asset of the 'Housing' pillar is:

  • Accessible & Affordable Housing

To prevent the duplication of efforts, the implementation strategies that support the Healthy City Asset, Affordable Housing, align with and support the implementation strategies already set out in the City of St. John’s Affordable Housing Strategy, 2019-2028. The City of St. John’s is committed to working together with the other levels of government, as well as community and private sector partners, to take the actions required to produce, protect and promote housing solutions for the people of St. John’s.

When possible, and where appropriate, the Healthy City Strategy will work with the Affordable Housing Strategy, and the City's Affordable Housing Working Group, to add a health lens to the activities and actions of the Affordable Housing Strategy.

Visit our website to learn more about Housing and please visit the Affordable Housing Engage Page to learn more about engagement on Affordable Housing.

To go back to the main Healthy City Strategy project page, click here.

Consultation has concluded
  • What We Heard on City’s Healthy City Strategy: Final Report to be Presented to Committee of the Whole

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    On Wednesday, August 11, Council will get an overview of “What We Heard” from the public engagement on a Healthy City Strategy.

    The Healthy City Strategy, developed in consultation with Eastern Health and other key stakeholders, will bring a health-in-all-policy approach to municipal decision-making. Using a population health methodology, the strategy will identify the City’s long-term (10-year) plan to improve the physical, mental, social, and environmental conditions that impact people’s health.

    In May and June, the team engaged with over 600 individuals and groups through meetings, a public survey, virtual public engagement sessions and online discussion. Additionally, City staff encouraged harder-to-reach populations to participate by collaborating with neighbourhood community centres, youth, senior, and inclusion groups.

    The top five ranked issues for participants were:

    • safety,
    • mental and physical health,
    • access to food,
    • parks and green spaces, and
    • affordable housing.

    The data collected validated the draft implementation strategies and provided valuable neighbourhood-level information that will inform actions. Read the full “What We Heard” here.

    Following the discussion at the Committee of the Whole on Wednesday, staff will incorporate feedback and finalize the goals and implementation strategies for approval by Council at a future meeting. The goals and implementation strategies will provide staff and partners with a framework for development and execution of the Healthy City Strategy.

    Read the final report here.