Solutions Lab

Designing Housing with Trauma Relief in Mind

Trauma-informed design  design that includes adaptations to support a strengths-based framework based in an understanding of, and responsiveness to, the impact of trauma – is being fueled by the growing awareness of the impact of the built environment on our health.

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Can Income Reduce Mental Illness?

In 2019, Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs started a guaranteed income experiment, giving $500 a month to randomly selected residents. The stipend improved participants’ job prospects and financial stability — and reduced their depression and anxiety. For 18 months, from February 2019 through most of the pandemic’s first year, Tomás…

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