Join Urban Design Forum and Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development in discussion with Nikil Saval, Jonsara Ruth, and Diana Hernández on ideas for a just housing recovery as seen through a health equity lens after COVID-19. During our discussion, Sandra Lobo and Eric Fang joined us as respondents.

The link between access to safe and quality housing and our health has never been more evident than during COVID-19. The crisis has laid bare how housing policy and the design of our cities have failed to protect vulnerable residents, often low-income Black and brown communities. With housing as a clear social determinant of health, cities must rethink ways to provide access to quality housing in order to build healthier, more equitable cities.

For our fourth Power After the Pandemic dialogue, we welcomed our experts to discuss: How can we envision a just housing recovery that centers health equity?

Listen back to the discussion below:

Guest Policy ↓

The Urban Design Forum promotes conversation between invited civic leaders, designers, developers and advocates. Our digital programming in the Power After the Pandemic series is open to the general public. Forum Fellows are encouraged to invite additional guests to participate. Learn more about becoming a Forum Fellow.

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Power After the Pandemic is made possible through the support of Citi, the supporters of the ANHD 10th Annual Community Development Conference, and the Urban Design Forum Director’s Circle. If you are interested to learn more about supporting this program, please contact Daniel McPhee, Executive Director,

About the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development ↓

ANHD is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build community power to win affordable housing and thriving, equitable neighborhoods for all New Yorkers. Our members include more than 80 neighborhood-based affordable housing and equitable economic development organizations across New York City, and we use capacity-building, organizing, and policy advocacy to advance our mission.