STORY

Delivering Another $100 Million in Affordable Housing

June 04, 2020 | 2 min Read
Housing Annoucement

Housing security has a profound effect on everyday life and plays a key role in individual health. If you don’t have a safe place to stay, it may be difficult to feel secure or manage overall well-being. Unfortunately,15 million people in the United States lack access to stable housing.

To help address this challenge, UnitedHealth Group has invested $500 million since 2011 to support the development of 83 communities in 19 states – in cities from Long Island to Milwaukee to Los Angeles – resulting in more than 4,670 new, affordable homes.

Since 2011, UnitedHealth Group has built 4,670 new homes

With 80% of a person’s health related to factors outside of a doctor’s office, addressing these needs can help lead to healthier communities, and healthier lives, across the country.

 

The initial three sites for the new housing units include:

  • 100 apartments at Anacostia Gardens in Washington, D.C., developed by The NHP Foundation.
  • 40 apartments at Morningstar Apartments in Wharton, Texas, developed by National Churches Residences.
  • 30 apartments at Bent Oak Village in Choctaw, Oklahoma, developed by Volunteers of America.

“As the housing affordability crisis in the U.S. deepens, it affects the physical and mental health of millions,” said Lori Little, NAHT’s president and chief executive officer. “UnitedHealthcare is setting the standard for how health care and affordable housing will work together.”

An additional $1 million will be provided for on-site health and wellness services for residents, as well as routine check-ins and monitoring for those who use these services to assess the impact on their overall health.

Since 2011, the total investment of $500 million has helped build 80 new affordable housing developments and 4,500 new homes in 18 states — from Long Island to Milwaukee to Los Angeles.

$500 Million in Affordable Housing Investments

  • 83 communities
  • 19 states
  • 4,670, new affordable homes

Hover below to see some of important work happening. Click the highlighted states to go deeper.

 

 

The latest contribution is the largest single push to provide affordable housing to date. With 80% of a person’s health related to factors outside of a doctor’s office, addressing these needs may help lead to healthier communities, and healthier lives, across the country.