Each building product and material used in construction has a direct impact on resident health and wellbeing. The aggregation of these effects on an individual can be significant, especially when considering vulnerable populations, such as those served by Affordable Housing. This discussion will bring together developers, advocates and researchers alike to discuss how the Affordable Housing industry may better serve human health in their project development process. Where are the biggest opportunities and roadblocks? What tools and research are available? How do we come together to holistically create new partnerships and streamline the process for those selecting materials?
Jennifer Sharp, Construction Project Manager for Transition Projects' Low-Income Single Adult Housing
Jess Blanch, Senior Design Manager and recent Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow at Capitol Hill Housing
May So, Senior Associate at Mithun
Mark Fretz, Assistant Research Professor and Associate Director of Outreach in the Institute for Health in the Built Environment within the College of Design at the University of Oregon