Housing & the Built Environment

The mission of the Housing & the Built Environment Task Force (previously known as the Social Determinants Task Force) is to help create a culture that provides equitable access to housing, transportation, and positive social environments to achieve improved positive health outcomes.

Join us as we seek to give everyone equitable access to good health and housing.

Who We Are

The mission of the Housing & the Built Environment Task Force (previously known as the Social Determinants Task Force) is to help create a culture that provides equitable access to housing, transportation, and positive social environments to achieve improved positive health outcomes.

Task Force Chair
Lisa Taylor-Montminy

 


Join Us

Task Force meetings have been moved to quarterly. Generally the 2nd Monday of the meeting month, 10:30-11:30am. Upcoming meeting are listed below:

  • TBD

Current Initiatives

Current Initiatives:

  • The City of Lowell Planning Dept attended our October 2021 meeting to discuss the City’s approach for Affordable Housing in the city of Lowell. Members of the Planning Department shared with the task force the barriers the city is facing, as well as some ideas to assist with the lack of affordable housing for families.

Past Initiatives

Past Initiatives:

  • The task force, responding to the increased need for online information and resources during the pandemic, prioritized the maintenance and utilization of WellConnected.net, providing timely updates to the WellConnected.net team and ensuring that the information
    was accurate and up to date for service providers and community members.
  • On December 13th the Task Force hosted a “WellConnected.net” discussion/training for local providers/agencies at Lowell General Hospital. Over 30 community partners attended to learn about this new platform supported by Lowell General Hospital. WellConnected.net is an online platform for resources. Essentially this is an online resource hub for the entire Merrimack Valley. Assisting both community members and community partners navigate resources for self or client.