Kaiser Permanente has been making big waves in affordable housing as it accelerates its investments in housing and pushes to end chronic homelessness.John Vu, vice president of strategy for community health, discusses why the health-care company has become active in affordable housing and shares his advice for developers looking to partner with a health-care organization.
“I think we’re part of a bigger movement right now,” he says. “We’re hoping to make bold statements around that and be very public about it, help lead the way a bit. We know that many health-care organizations are interested in doing this, and we hope to catalyze the investments and the opportunities to work on this issue.”