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Housing Is Working Group 2022-2023 Calendar

Join the Housing Is Working Group to discuss special topics related to cross-sector initiatives and programmatic considerations particularly focused on the intersections of housing, health, and education.

This year’s public webinars cover topics such as environmental resiliency, Medicaid redetermination, and digital equity!

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Elements of a Successful Partnership

With generous support from the MacArthur Foundation, CLPHA developed an in-depth report on regional housing-education collaborations taking place at housing authorities across the Pacific-Northwest.

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Case study
Community:
May 1, 2019
In 2011, Cleveland had one of the highest rates of childhood lead poisoning in the United States, with almost one of every five children in the city receiving this diagnosis. Childhood asthma rates were also extremely high, especially for children living in poverty, according to 2008 statewide statistics for Ohio. Follow along in this new case study with the Engaging the Community in New Approaches to Healthy Housing (ECNAHH) initiative, part the BUILD Health Challenge’s first cohort, as they worked to reduce the occurrence of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lead poisoning related to unhealthy housing conditions in three sub-neighborhoods in Cleveland.

Authored by: The BUILD Health Challenge
Topics: Health, Midwest, Partnerships, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jun 13, 2019
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Report
Community:
In 2017, the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) spoke with over 90 national thought leaders and stakeholders about the current state of rural health care in the Upper Midwest region, including Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. BPC and CORE used these discussions to determine the real-world implications of existing federal policies, to understand ongoing care challenges, and to identify opportunities for improvement in rural health care access and delivery.

Authored by: Bipartisan Policy Center
Topics: Health, Low-income, Midwest, Research, Seniors
Shared by Housing Is on Jun 12, 2019

Reinventing Rural Health Care: A Case Study of Seven Upper Midwest States

Report
Bipartisan Policy Center
In 2017, the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) spoke with over 90 national thought leaders and stakeholders about the current state of rural health care in the Upper Midwest region, including Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dak
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Report
Community:
Apr 20, 2019
Detroit’s Promise program was designed to encourage college attendance among some of the nation’s most underserved students, those in Detroit, Michigan. The next step was to help students succeed once they enrolled in college. To do so, MDRC and the Detroit Promise partnered to create the Detroit Promise Path, an evidence-based student services program. Detroit Promise Path students begin meeting with college coaches in the late summer before their first semester of college. They are given an incentive to attend coaching meetings in the form of a monthly gift card refilled with $50 each month that they meet with coaches as directed. The program lasts all year, including summer semesters, when students are encouraged to enroll in summer classes or engage in a local summer jobs program. The entire operation is supported by a management information system.

Authored by: MDRC
Topics: Education, Low-income, Midwest, Post-secondary, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Apr 24, 2019
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Research
Community:
Apr 16, 2019
This report presents a case study of the Chicago Housing Authority’s (CHA’s) work requirement policy, one of a small number of work requirements implemented by housing authorities. The report describes the CHA work requirement, the policy’s implementation and how it has changed, and perceptions of implementation and outcomes from key CHA and service provider staff and residents. The CHA work requirement has been in place for nearly 10 years, allowing us to analyze implementation over time and outcomes.

Authored by: Diane K. Levy, Leiha Edmonds, Samantha Batko, and Marcus Gaddy for The Urban Institute
Topics: Asset building, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Midwest, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Apr 23, 2019
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Podcast
Community:
This episode features two guests from the University of Chicago—Dr. Julia Koschinsky, the Executive Director for the Center for Spatial Data Science, and Dr. Nicole Marwell, an Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration. They are leading a project, funded by the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), which is analyzing data on geographic access to health and human services to help government officials address gaps and maximize the impact of existing resources. The project will offer a replicable framework and tool for analyzing and improving distributions of public funds for health and human services.

Authored by: All In: Data for Community Health
Topics: Data sharing, Health, Midwest, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Mar 19, 2019

Analyzing Health and Human Services Data to Maximize the Impact of Public Funds in Chicago, IL

Podcast
All In: Data for Community Health
This episode features two guests from the University of Chicago—Dr. Julia Koschinsky, the Executive Director for the Center for Spatial Data Science, and Dr. Nicole Marwell, an Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration.
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Research
Community:
Jan 10, 2019
Local officials, impact investors, and philanthropy have important roles to play in helping communities access Opportunity Zone financing that benefits current residents, especially those with low or moderate incomes. Using Chicago and Cook County as a case study, we identify steps these actors can take to attract helpful, and limit harmful, investments. We find that the Opportunity Zones selected in Chicago and Cook County broadly fulfilled the incentive’s spirit, targeting areas that were more economically distressed. Going forward, it will be necessary to leverage available policy and philanthropic levers to compel private action in line with community interests.

Authored by: Brett Theodos and Brady Meixell for the Urban Institute
Topics: Community development, Funding, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Midwest, Place-based, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Feb 14, 2019

How Chicago and Cook County Can Leverage Opportunity Zones for Community Benefit

Research
Jan 10, 2019
Brett Theodos and Brady Meixell for the Urban Institute
Local officials, impact investors, and philanthropy have important roles to play in helping communities access Opportunity Zone financing that benefits current residents, especially those with low or moderate incomes.
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Webinar
Community:
Dec 11, 2018
CLPHA’s Education Working Group hosts a webinar including presentations on efforts from the Chicago Housing Authority to work with residents on pursuing postsecondary opportunities, as well as an update from HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research on data collection around tracking and increasing FAFSA utilization.

Authored by: CLPHA
Topics: CLPHA, Cost effectiveness, Data sharing, Education, Funding, Housing, Low-income, Metrics, Midwest, Post-secondary, Research, Stability, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Dec 12, 2018

CLPHA Housing Is Postsecondary Efforts and Data Webinar - December 11, 2018

Webinar
Dec 11, 2018
CLPHA
CLPHA’s Education Working Group hosts a webinar including presentations on efforts from the Chicago Housing Authority to work with residents on pursuing postsecondary opportunities, as well as an update from HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research on data collection around tracking and inc
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Research
Community:
Dec 1, 2018
ASAP is a comprehensive program that provides students with up to three years of financial and academic support and other support services to address multiple barriers to student success, with the goal of helping more students graduate within three years. MDRC’s random assignment evaluation of CUNY ASAP found that after three years, 40 percent of ASAP students graduated compared with just 22 percent of control group students. After six years, ASAP students continued to outperform the control group, with 51 percent of the program group earning degrees compared with 41 percent of the control group.

Authored by: MDRC
Topics: Education, Low-income, Midwest, Post-secondary, Research, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Dec 12, 2018

Doubling Graduation Rates in a New State: Two-Year Findings from the ASAP Ohio Demonstration

Research
Dec 1, 2018
MDRC
ASAP is a comprehensive program that provides students with up to three years of financial and academic support and other support services to address multiple barriers to student success, with the goal of helping more students graduate within three years.
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Research
Community:
Jul 23, 2018
To what extent does a change of address and transformation of the surrounding environment translate into a reduced sense of stigmatization of public housing residents? This article explores this question. Drawing from research at three new, mixed-income developments in Chicago, we examine changes in the regulatory and social environment and the perspectives and experiences of public housing residents living there. We find that although some forms of perceived stigma may have been ameliorated in these new settings, in other ways stigma and isolation has intensified.

Authored by:
Topics: Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Midwest, Mobility, Racial inequalities, Research, Safety
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018

The New Stigma of Relocated Public Housing Residents: Challenges to Social Identity in Mixed-Income Developments

Research
Jul 23, 2018
To what extent does a change of address and transformation of the surrounding environment translate into a reduced sense of stigmatization of public housing residents? This article explores this question.
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News Article
Community:
May 25, 2018
Community organizations are improving health equity by tackling the cycle of poverty in urban neighborhoods.

Authored by: Jacqui Cook
Topics: Asthma, Child welfare, Community development, Early childhood, Exercise, Family engagement, Health, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Midwest, Nutrition, Obesity, Out-of-school time, Partnerships, Preventative care, Racial inequalities, Research, Safety, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 11, 2018
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News Article
Community:
Jan 29, 2018
Chicago’s troubling homicide rate could be significantly reduced through a massive increase in state spending for Chicago schools.

Authored by: Larry Yellen for Fox 32
Topics: Child welfare, Community development, Cost effectiveness, Education, Funding, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Midwest, Research, Safety, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 5, 2018
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News Article
Community:
Feb 15, 2018

Authored by: Jon Marcus and Matt Krupnick for The Hechinger Report (originally featured in The Atlantic)
Topics: Community development, Education, Family engagement, Low-income, Midwest, Post-secondary, Research, Workforce development, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 5, 2018
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Report
Community:
Jun 29, 2017
Violent-crime arrests drop by 33 percent for program participants.

Authored by: UChicago News
Topics: Child welfare, Criminal justice, Education, Low-income, Midwest, Mobility, Out-of-school time, Post-secondary, Racial inequalities, Research, Safety, Substance abuse, Workforce development, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 5, 2018
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News Article
Community:
Jul 3, 2018
Researchers have shown — and teachers know — that schoolchildren exposed to neighborhood violence can have a tougher time learning, experiencing more stress and depression than their peers growing up in safe neighborhoods. But a Johns Hopkins University sociologist discovered that the consequences of neighborhood violence reach further than previously known, even spilling over to students who come from safe neighborhoods. Using crime and student data from Chicago, Julia Burdick-Will linked exposure to neighborhood violence to a drop in test scores, an effect that extended to students coming from communities that experienced little or no violence.

Authored by: Moriah Balingit for The Washington Post
Topics: Attendance, Child welfare, Community development, Depression, Education, Health, Low-income, Mental health, Midwest, Out-of-school time, Post-secondary, Racial inequalities, Research, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jul 3, 2018

What happens when schoolchildren live in violent neighborhoods? The effects are broader than previously known, a study finds.

News Article
Jul 3, 2018
Moriah Balingit for The Washington Post
Researchers have shown — and teachers know — that schoolchildren exposed to neighborhood violence can have a tougher time learning, experiencing more stress and depression than their peers growing up in safe neighborhoods.
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Report
Community:
Nov 1, 2017
Why do some neighborhoods appear able to launch effective local improvement initiatives, while others are more hampered by fragmentation and mistrust? Why can some communities mobilize diverse constituencies to influence public policy, while others cannot? Answers to these questions may be found in the specific patterns of collaboration that form among community organizations, and between these groups, schools, public agencies, and elected officials, according to MDRC, a preeminent social-policy research organization.

Authored by: MDRC
Topics: Asset building, Child welfare, Community development, Data sharing, Dual-generation, Education, Family engagement, Funding, Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Metrics, Midwest, Mobility, Out-of-school time, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Research, Safety, Stability, Workforce development, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jun 29, 2018

Network Effectiveness in Community Collaborations: Learning from the Chicago Community Networks Study

Report
Nov 1, 2017
MDRC
Why do some neighborhoods appear able to launch effective local improvement initiatives, while others are more hampered by fragmentation and mistrust? Why can some communities mobilize diverse constituencies to influence public policy, while others cannot?
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Interactive
Community:
Jan 8, 2018
An interactive tool that aggregates over 500,000 transactions from three programs that drive investment into underserved communities—the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) programs. The investments support a range of activities, from affordable housing to commercial real estate development, consumer and business lending, and more. The CIE was built to show geographic comparisons and trends over time in a way that is easily customizable. For example, some users will view the full range of investment activity; others, only business and commercial real estate loans.

Authored by: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Topics: Housing, Midwest, Research
Shared by Abra Lyons-Warren on Jan 11, 2018

Community Investment Explorer

Interactive
Jan 8, 2018
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
An interactive tool that aggregates over 500,000 transactions from three programs that drive investment into underserved communities—the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) programs.
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Video
Community:
Jan 3, 2018
Anchor institutions can provide invaluable expertise, as well as serve as reliable third party entities, especially in our resource-constrained environment. Chicago Housing Authority and the University of Chicago describe how their partnership has increased their efforts and made it more efficient. Cassandra Brooks, Education Specialist, Chicago Housing Authority Denali Dasgupta, Researcher, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago Nick Mader, Senior Researcher, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago

Authored by: CLPHA
Topics: CLPHA, Education, Housing, Low-income, Midwest, Partnerships, Place-based, Research, Stability
Shared by CLPHA Admin on Jan 3, 2018