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6th Annual Housing Is Summit April 30 & May 1

Register now to join practitioners, policymakers, executives, and researchers gathered in Washington, D.C., for CLPHA’s sixth annual Housing Is Summit, an event highlighting collaboration among the housing, education, and health sectors.

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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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National Snapshot of PHA-Health Partnerships

The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) provides new data about public housing authorities’ partnerships with the health sector and offers recommendations to encourage collaboration between these affordable housing providers and their health system partners.

Read the Report
 

Housing Is Summit 2019: Keynote Recap

Day Two of this year's Housing Is Summit began with an electrifying keynote by Dr. Camara Jones, a renowned epidemiologist and public health leader, who talked about the role of "social determinants of inequity" as they relate to health disparities and disparities in other key outcomes. 

View summary and video recording of Dr. Jones' keynote.
 
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Policy Brief
Community:
Dec 4, 2019
In California, more than 3.7 million students were eligible for free or reduced priced school meals in the 2017-2018 school year. For many of those students, school meals are the primary source of regular access to healthy food. When the bell rings at 3:00 or lets out for summer break, many of those students go home to nutritional uncertainty or high-calorie, low-nutrient foods. For many low-income families, the out-of-school-time food access gap increases family stress: limited budgets are stretched further to cover food, rent, utilities, transportation, medications, and chidcare costs. For very young children, food insecurity can negatively impact brain and physical development. For children of all ages, disrupted access to healthy food can impact behavior, increase risk of obesity, make it harder to concentrate, or exacerbate existing healthy conditions like type 2 diabetes. The impact is not limited to summer, and can lead to a rocky start to the school year, negatively impacting school attendance and students’ ability to effectively participate in school. Read the full brief to learn how public and affordable housing communities can address food insecurity for children and youth with the help of out-of-school-time USDA child nutrition programs.

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Topics: advocacy, Early childhood, Food insecurity, Health, Healthy homes, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Nutrition, Out-of-school time, West Coast, Youth
Shared by Linda Lu on Dec 4, 2019

Keeping Kids Healthy and Engaged When School is Out Through Public and Affordable Housing Communities

Policy Brief
Dec 4, 2019
In California, more than 3.7 million students were eligible for free or reduced priced school meals in the 2017-2018 school year. For many of those students, school meals are the primary source of regular access to healthy food.
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Publication
Community:
Oct 3, 2019
A majority of property managers report that a smoke-free policy is largely well followed and self enforced by residents and staff. However, it is not uncommon for a small minority of residents to struggle or refuse to comply by continuing to smoke or allowing their guests to smoke on the property. These resources and tools can assist management in promoting compliance and enforcing the policy when necessary. If you would like to consult on solutions specific to your situation, reach out to info@smokefreepublichousingproject.org.

Authored by: Clean Air for All
Topics: Health, Healthy homes, Smoke-free
Shared by Jackie Siewert on Oct 3, 2019

Smoke-Free Public Housing Compliance and Enforcement Toolkit

Publication
Oct 3, 2019
Clean Air for All
A majority of property managers report that a smoke-free policy is largely well followed and self enforced by residents and staff. However, it is not uncommon for a small minority of residents to struggle or refuse to comply by continuing to smoke or allowing their guests to smoke on the property.
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Research
Community:
Aug 5, 2019
CLPHA developed a general data sharing template that public housing authorities (PHAs) and their health partners can customize to suit their data sharing and collaboration needs. Please feel free to comment to share any uses/modifications your organization made to implement into a partnership.

Authored by:
Topics: Affordable Care Act, CLPHA, Community development, Cost effectiveness, Data sharing, Dental, Depression, Dual-eligibles, Funding, Health, Healthy homes, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Metrics, MTW, Nutrition, Obesity, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Racial inequalities, Research, SAMHSA, Smoke-free, Stability, Substance abuse, Supportive housing, Sustainability, TA
Shared by Steve Lucas on Aug 5, 2019

CLPHA Data Sharing Template for PHAs and Health Organizations

 

Disclaimer: This template is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or question. Use of this template, including its exhibits and attachments, does not create a relationship or any responsibilities between CLPHA and the user.

Research
Aug 5, 2019
CLPHA developed a general data sharing template that public housing authorities (PHAs) and their health partners can customize to suit their data sharing and collaboration needs. Please feel free to comment to share any uses/modifications your organization made to implement into a partnership.
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Report
Community:
Jan 1, 2019
Environmental health services, from asthma home visiting programs to lead testing, can help protect children from the dangerous environmental exposures they encounter every day. But the problem for parents and caregivers is accessing such services, a new analysis from APHA’s Center for Public Health Policy shows.

Authored by: Julia Haskins for The Nation's Health
Topics: Asthma, Child welfare, Health, Healthy homes, Housing, Lead, Low-income, Place-based, Preventative care, Research, Safety
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 7, 2019
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Interactive
Community:
Nov 5, 2018
Content for this app was developed specifically for middle schoolers and educates them on the principles of a healthy home in a preteen-friendly format. Navigation is simple and intuitive. Interactive features include the Train the Brain and the ability to save a list of items found in their home. Colorful graphics highlight many different hazards that can occur in homes, such as lead, mold and moisture, pests, and more.

Authored by: HUD
Topics: Child welfare, Health, Healthy homes, Housing, Lead, Low-income, Place-based, Safety, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Nov 5, 2018

Healthy Homes App

Interactive
Nov 5, 2018
HUD
Content for this app was developed specifically for middle schoolers and educates them on the principles of a healthy home in a preteen-friendly format. Navigation is simple and intuitive. Interactive features include the Train the Brain and the ability to save a list of items found in their home.
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Publication
Community:
Jul 27, 2018

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Topics: Asthma, East Coast, Health, Healthy homes, Housing, Low-income, Partnerships, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 27, 2018
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Policy Brief
Community:
Jul 19, 2018
While links between housing deficiencies and health conditions are well substantiated, research evaluating the health benefits of specific interventions has been limited. There is, however, some evidence that multifaceted interventions may lead to improvements in health of children and families, as well as to reduced use of medical services.

Authored by:
Topics: Community development, Funding, Health, Healthy homes, Medicaid / Medicare, Seniors
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Research
Community:
Jul 19, 2018
The link between federal housing policy and public health has been understood since the nineteenth century, when housing activists first sought to abolish slums and create healthful environments. This article describes how the Obama administration—building on these efforts and those that followed, including the Great Society programs of President Lyndon Johnson—has adopted a cross-sector approach that takes health considerations into account when formulating housing and community development policy. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development fully embraces this “health in all policies” approach. Nonetheless, the administration’s strategy faces challenges, including fiscal and political ones. Some of these challenges may be overcome by conducting quality research on how housing and community development policies affect health outcomes, and by developing a federal budget strategy that takes into account how investments in one sector contribute to cost savings in another.

Authored by:
Topics: Affordable Care Act, Community development, Disabilities, Health, Healthy homes, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Mobility, Partnerships, Place-based, RAD, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018

Health in All Policies: The Role of The US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Present and Future Challenges

Research
Jul 19, 2018
The link between federal housing policy and public health has been understood since the nineteenth century, when housing activists first sought to abolish slums and create healthful environments.
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Report
Community:
Jul 18, 2018
This Issue Brief provides an update on the beneficiary experience in the first two demonstrations that were implemented as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Financial Alignment Initiative to test integrated care and financing models for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. The Washington Health Homes MFFS demonstration, a managed fee-forservice model demonstration, and the Massachusetts One Care demonstration, a capitated model demonstration, began operations on July 1st and October 1st of 2013, respectively. For the purposes of this report, special populations encompass the following: (1) enrollees who use long-term services and supports (LTSS) which include nursing facilities, personal care services, residential care facilities, and adult day care; (2) enrollees with behavioral health needs, including those with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; and (3) linguistic, ethnic, and racial minorities enrolled in the demonstrations. The purpose of this brief is to report how enrollees who use these services are faring under the Washington and Massachusetts demonstrations and to understand if disparities in services and demonstration experiences exist for these groups.

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Topics: East Coast, Health, Healthy homes, Immigrants, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Pacific Northwest, Partnerships, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 18, 2018

Issue Brief: Special Populations Enrolled in Demonstrations under the Financial Alignment Initiative

Report
Jul 18, 2018
This Issue Brief provides an update on the beneficiary experience in the first two demonstrations that were implemented as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Financial Alignment Initiative to test integrated care and financing models for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees.
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Report
Community:
Jul 18, 2018
This Issue Brief describes the results of focus groups conducted in six States as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Financial Alignment Initiative to test integrated care and financing models for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. Five of these States—California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Virginia—are implementing a capitated model demonstration in which Medicare-Medicaid Plans (MMPs) provide coordinated benefits and access to new and flexible services through a person-centered care model. One, Washington, is implementing a managed fee-for-service model demonstration in which health homes are responsible for organizing enhanced integration of primary, acute, behavioral, and long-term services and supports across existing delivery systems for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees and for directing person-centered care for high-cost, high-risk enrollees.

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Topics: Cost effectiveness, Health, Healthy homes, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 18, 2018

Beneficiary Experience: Early Findings from Focus Groups with Enrollees Participating in the Financial Alignment Initiative

Report
Jul 18, 2018
This Issue Brief describes the results of focus groups conducted in six States as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Financial Alignment Initiative to test integrated care and financing models for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees.
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Report
Community:
Jul 12, 2018
Considerations for Mental Health and Substance Use Providers

Authored by:
Topics: Affordable Care Act, Health, Healthy homes, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 12, 2018
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Policy Brief
Community:
Jul 10, 2018
This brief explores how state Medicaid agencies have utilized a variety of federal authorities and delivery systems to increase access to supportive housing services and highlights important implementation considerations.

Authored by:
Topics: Cost effectiveness, Criminal justice, Data sharing, Funding, Health, Healthy homes, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Partnerships, Substance abuse, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 10, 2018

Strategies to Strengthen Health and Housing Partnerships Through Medicaid to Improve Health Care for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Policy Brief
Jul 10, 2018
This brief explores how state Medicaid agencies have utilized a variety of federal authorities and delivery systems to increase access to supportive housing services and highlights important implementation considerations.
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Case study
Community:
Jul 10, 2018
Reducing Pediatric Asthma through Home Improvements and Education

Authored by:
Topics: Asthma, Child welfare, Community development, Cost effectiveness, Data sharing, Early childhood, Education, Family engagement, Health, Healthy homes, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Metrics, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Research, Safety
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 10, 2018
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Policy Brief
Community:
Jul 10, 2018
Children’s HealthWatch's brief "asks two straightforward questions: If health starts at home, what are the healthcare and educational costs of unstable housing? Which policy solutions could create stable homes for healthier families?"

Authored by: Children's Health Watch
Topics: Asthma, Child welfare, Dental, Early childhood, Education, Foster care, Grade-level proficiency, Health, Healthy homes, Housing, Lead, Literacy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Obesity, Partnerships, Pre-natal, Preventative care, Racial inequalities, School-readiness, Stability, Vision, Youth
Shared by Steve Lucas on Jul 10, 2018
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Report
Community:
Sep 1, 2017
A Snapshot of Housing Affordability for Healthcare Workers

Authored by: Kaitlyn Snyder and Janet Viveiros for National Housing Conference
Topics: Health, Healthy homes, Home visiting, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 5, 2018
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Report
Community:
Dec 6, 2017
It adds to the growing body of evidence that addressing homelessness saves money elsewhere.

Authored by: J.B. Wogan for Governing the States and Localities
Topics: Cost effectiveness, Criminal justice, Health, Healthy homes, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Place-based, Preventative care, Research, Stability, West Coast
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 5, 2018
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Video
Community:
Dec 12, 2017
In a new three-part video series, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy explores how energy efficiency can improve people’s health. We hear the stories of homeowners in three states. To look at efficiency’s impact in rural areas, Part One takes us to McDowell County, West Virginia.

Authored by: Sarah Hayes for the American Council on an Energy-Efficient Economy
Topics: Asthma, Energy, Green, Health, Healthy homes, Housing, Place-based, Safety, Seniors, Sustainability
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 5, 2018

Our new three-part video series explores the health impacts of energy efficiency

Video
Dec 12, 2017
Sarah Hayes for the American Council on an Energy-Efficient Economy
In a new three-part video series, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy explores how energy efficiency can improve people’s health. We hear the stories of homeowners in three states. To look at efficiency’s impact in rural areas, Part One takes us to McDowell County, West Virginia.
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Video
Community:
May 23, 2018
The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) hosted The Housing Is Summit in Washington, D.C., on May 3-4, 2018 with 300 partners across the housing, education, and healthcare sectors. Access video recordings of the Summit's keynote speakers (HUD Secretary Ben Carson, John Bridgeland, Matthew Morton), plenary panels (on topics that cut across sectors like anchor institutions, data collaboration, stability, and foundation investments), and select breakout sessions focused on the intersections of housing, education, and health.

Authored by: Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
Topics: Affordable Care Act, Attendance, Child welfare, CLPHA, Community development, Data sharing, Dual-eligibles, Dual-generation, Early childhood, Education, Funding, Grade-level proficiency, Health, Healthy homes, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Metrics, MTW, Out-of-school time, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Racial inequalities, Research, School-readiness, Seniors, Stability, Substance abuse, Supportive housing, Sustainability, TA, Workforce development, Youth
Shared by Steve Lucas on May 23, 2018

2018 CLPHA Housing Is Summit - Video Recordings

The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) hosted The Housing Is Summit in Washington, D.C., on May 3-4, 2018 with 200 partners across the housing, education, and healthcare sectors. The Summit highlighted the ways that we can transform systems to better serve low-income people with two days of plenary speakers/panels, breakout sessions, and caucus discussions geared toward intersectional thinking and ways to take action. 

Video
May 23, 2018
Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) hosted The Housing Is Summit in Washington, D.C., on May 3-4, 2018 with 300 partners across the housing, education, and healthcare sectors.
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Webinar
Community:
Feb 21, 2018
Presentation from CLPHA's February 2018 Health Strategic Planning Workshop, co-facilitated with Health Impact Project and Grantmakers in Health

Authored by: CLPHA, Health Impact Project (Pew/RWJF), and Grantmakers in Health
Topics: Affordable Care Act, CLPHA, Community development, Data sharing, Health, Healthy homes, Homelessness, Housing, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Obesity, Partnerships, Place-based, Research, Supportive housing, TA
Shared by Steve Lucas on Feb 27, 2018

CLPHA Health Strategic Planning Workshop Presentation

The 2018 CLPHA Health Strategic Planning Workshop, co-facilitated with Health Impact Project (a collaboration of Pew Charitable Trusts and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) and Grantmakers in Health, convened over 35 communities across the country. Participating teams included internal PHA staff at member agencies who work on health-related initiatives as well as external partners that provide services, education, and other health resources for residents.

Webinar
Feb 21, 2018
CLPHA, Health Impact Project (Pew/RWJF), and Grantmakers in Health
Presentation from CLPHA's February 2018 Health Strategic Planning Workshop, co-facilitated with Health Impact Project and Grantmakers in Health
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Research
Community:
Jun 22, 2017
Unprecedented descriptive analysis linking HUD administrative data and results from the National Health Interview Survey (pre-Affordable Care Act)

Authored by:
Topics: Affordable Care Act, Cost effectiveness, Dental, Depression, Exercise, Health, Healthy homes, Housing, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Nutrition, Obesity, Research, Seniors, Smoke-free, Substance abuse
Shared by Steve Lucas on Jun 22, 2017
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Research
Community:
May 24, 2017
CSH reviewed more than 32 studies of supportive housing and compiled information about outcomes (housing, healthcare, and more). These reviews should be helpful for anyone looking to quantify particular impacts of housing. Please note that this review was not undertaken in an academic or systematic way; we make no claims about the strength of these evaluations or their findings.

Authored by: CSH
Topics: Health, Healthy homes, Homelessness, Housing, Supportive housing
Shared by Steve Lucas on Jun 8, 2017
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News Article
Community:
May 25, 2017
Financial Incentive Offered to Multifamily Borrowers Incorporating Healthy Design Features in Affordable Housing

Authored by:
Topics: Health, Healthy homes
Shared by Steve Lucas on May 25, 2017

New Housing-Health Funding Opportunity by FannieMae and Center for Active Design

WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) announced today its Healthy Housing Rewards™ initiative aimed at providing a financial incentive for borrowers who incorporate healthy design features for newly constructed or rehabilitated affordable multifamily rental properties. Healthy Housing Rewards is one of several partnerships that Fannie Mae is advancing as part of a corporate-wide effort called Sustainable Communities Partnerships and Innovation.

News Article
May 25, 2017
Financial Incentive Offered to Multifamily Borrowers Incorporating Healthy Design Features in Affordable Housing