Stable housing is instrumental to well-being and this is where affordable housing comes in. As Deidre Schmidt, President and Chief Executive Officer of CommonBond Communities in St. Paul notes, “Those who had access to stable housing as children have better outcomes in life…Those who have access to stable housing as adults can focus on improving their job and financial situation….A stable home is a public health measure now.” As affordability has long been tied to reducing space, more innovative ideas for how to create housing that can be turned into a home are needed–from financing to design.