Overview of the Health Action Plan Pilot Process Evaluation
To evaluate the ability of affordable housing developers to develop a Health Action Plan, Enterprise launched a five-month pilot evaluation in mid-2016. The evaluation was designed to uncover barriers to implementation, to identify specific tools and resources that community development organizations and their consultants would need for success, and to document the impact of the adoption of the Health Action Plan framework. Five community development organizations were chosen to participate:
- Grant Housing & Economic Development Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
- Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, Hammond, LA
- Latin United Community Housing Association, Chicago, IL
- Mercy Housing Southeast, Atlanta, GA
- SKA Marin, East Harlem, NY
Each organization received a $10,000 grant to partner with a local public health professional, technical assistance and access to a peer network. Throughout the pilot, Enterprise observed how groups implemented the Health Action Plan framework and how participation affected their capacity. We also examined the factors influencing design decisions, and looked to learn how likely each organization would be to implement the Health Action Plan framework in the future.