Developed by Wilder Research and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
Affordable housing buildings provide shelter for low-income individuals and families who are unable to afford market-rate housing.
These sites can play an important role in improving the health of residents through building design elements, programs, and policies.
New/rehabbed affordable housing buildings can also serve as catalysts for other economic development.
This logic model provides a menu of typical inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes for community development and health organizations that work in the Affordable Housing field.
The outcomes listed in this example logic model link, whenever possible, to measures already collected through existing data sources and to measures that might require users to collect their own data through a survey, or other means. Measures with existing data sources are highlighted in blue.
Click on highlighted outcome measures to access existing data, or to identify question wording that can be used to collect your own outcome data. Use the model as a map for understanding how the work of community development and health organizations collaboratively leads to improved community health.
Evidence-based practice literature
Source of funds
Financing affordable housing (new or rehab)
Financing on-site facilities for physical activity (e.g. green space, walking path, playground equipment, community recreation room)
Using building materials that reduce asthma problems
Affordable housing units (number of)
Community gatherings held (number of)
Community recreation room users (number of)
Dollars invested (amount of)
Individuals housed (number of)
Path miles (number of)
Playground equipment users (number of)
Walking path users (number of)
Access to exercise opportunities increases
Asthma trigger exposure decreases
Housing affordability increases
Housing quality improves
Adverse childhood experiences decrease
Asthma problems among children decrease
Health and well-being self-reports improve
Overcrowded housing decreases
Physical activity increases
School attendance increases
School mobility of children decreases
Sense of community (social connectedness) increases
Academic proficiency scores increase
Commercial development increases
Diabetes rate decreases
Disability rates for chronic conditions decrease
Emergency room admissions decrease
Graduation rate increases
Health disparities decrease
Housing conditions improve
Housing cost burden decreases
Mental health problems decrease
Obesity rate decreases
Property values increase
Voter turnout rate increases
MetricsForHealthyCommunities.org was developed by Wilder Research and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.