The Power of Home
“A home is more than just a place to live; it’s a haven where you feel a sense of belonging. To create a culture of health in Richmond where every person has a chance to thrive, we need sustainable, affordable, diverse and inclusive communities that foster that belonging for all.”
This is the message of the Power of Home campaign, an endeavor by the Richmond City Health District to emphasize the importance of housing in every aspect of our lives, including as a way to improve health. Housing determines access to jobs, transportation, education, food, recreation, and more. It is the mission of the Power of Home campaign to promote equal access to safe, healthy, and sustainable housing regardless of income, neighborhood, education level, or race.
In case you missed it, as part of the Power of Home campaign, April 2ndthrough the 6th was Public Health Week, “a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation.” Throughout the week on social media, we were thrilled to join the the Richmond City Health District and dozens of other partners in sharing myths and subsequent truths about housing and community, such as: Myth: A push for diverse neighborhoods is in the best interest of others, not me. Truth: Studies show that mixed-income communities support all of us by creating momentum to build infrastructure, improve health, and address broken systems that are financially burdensome.