Building an Indicator Base for Healthy Housing Issues in Oakland

Report by Steve King, John Garvey, Nic Aulston, Steve Spiker
November 2013

Urban Strategies Council   (Oakland)

In late 2012, the steering committee of the Alameda County Healthy Homes Alliance (the Alliance) initiated a dialogue with Urban Strategies Council (the Council) about establishing a set of neighborhood level indicators that could help elucidate the connections between the health of Oakland residents and the homes they inhabit. Over the course of nearly one year, the Council worked with the Alliance to develop a research plan, refine a list of key indicators, and ultimately compile and analyze a broad array of data that will inform the policy efforts and strategic directions of the Alliance. This report is the concluding product of that fruitful partnership.