HAN members Boston Medical Center, UPMC, and Trinity Health discuss their impact investments in affordable housing. Saint Joseph’s Health System’s (a part of Trinity Health) McAuley Station project is a $50.5 million, 170-unit affordable housing complex. Mercy Care will pay the rent on 10 of those apartments for people waiting for permanent affordable housing.
Pennrose, a for-profit real estate developer, is a co-owner, co-developer, and property manager of the housing development.
From the NPR Morning Edition story:
[SDOH] is the idea that having access to healthy foods, a good education, clean air and affordable housing matter when it comes to overall health. [Kathryn Lawler, CEO of Saint Joseph’s Health System and Mercy Care] says these apartments will help with that. . . . . By doing this comprehensive approach to health, that’s really where we chip away at long-term inequities that have manifested themselves in many communities but certainly in Atlanta, as well.