Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit Grant Program HIA

Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit Grant Program HIA
Location Massachusetts
Organization Health Resources in Action, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission

Health Resources in Action, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, will conduct a health impact assessment, or HIA, to inform the promulgation of regulations by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development that will guide the release of funding for community development corporations under the Community Investment Tax Credit Grant Program. The HIA will examine the connections between community development activity and public health and is expected to contribute to the development of criteria that the state housing agency can use to screen projects according to their potential impacts on health. It is expected to address, for example, links between the design of community development projects and factors such as indoor air quality, injury risk, and access to safe places to exercise; and the links between the siting of community development projects and access to neighborhood amenities important to health, such as grocery stores and clinics.

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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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At A Glance
  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2014, September
  • Decision-Level State
  • Sector Community Development
  • Organization Type Nonprofit