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5th Annual Housing Is Summit on May 16-17

On May 16-17, over 300 practitioners, policymakers, executives, and researchers gathered in Washington, D.C., for CLPHA’s fifth annual Housing Is Summit, an event highlighting collaboration among the housing, education, and health sectors.

View Summit session summaries and video recordings
 

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.

Read the Multimedia Report
 

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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News Article
Community:
Apr 16, 2019
Grand Rapids, Michigan, is one of the fastest-growing US cities with economic opportunities for businesses. We jumped to the top of polls for the best cities to start a business in 2015 and have maintained top rankings ever since. We also top national lists for best places to call home and raise a family. This does not tell the whole story, though. Communities of color struggle to thrive here. We rank among the worst large US cities for African Americans economically. Almost 40 percent of African Americans in our city live in poverty. They are three times as likely to be unemployed as whites. More than 40 percent of Hispanics and Latinx live in poverty, and they are more than twice as likely to be unemployed.

Authored by: Rosalynn Bliss for Health Affairs
Topics: Asset building, Broadband, Data sharing, Health, Partnerships, Racial inequalities
Shared by Housing Is on Apr 16, 2019

How Grand Rapids, Michigan, Is Using Data To Advance Health Equity and Economic Opportunity

News Article
Apr 16, 2019
Rosalynn Bliss for Health Affairs
Grand Rapids, Michigan, is one of the fastest-growing US cities with economic opportunities for businesses. We jumped to the top of polls for the best cities to start a business in 2015 and have maintained top rankings ever since.
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Community:
Apr 14, 2019
In 2014 Caselli started Haven Connect, which is now based in Austin, to make it easier for property managers to communicate with affordable housing applicants, including those who are and aren’t homeless, and for applicants to update their information online.

Authored by: Anne Field for Forbes
Topics: Broadband, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Partnerships, South
Shared by Housing Is on Apr 16, 2019
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Community:
All too often technology is blamed for the obesity crisis which is currently affecting 1.9 billion adults and 31.5 million children across the globe. However, for individuals with mobility issues caused by their weight, technology is far from a hindrance. The following innovative pieces of technology are making life easier for people with restricted mobility both in and out of their homes: wearable technology, smart home technology, assistive everyday technology, IoT devices, smart cities, self-driving vehicles.With so much amazing technology on offer, people are no longer restricted to just one room in their home. This is a great thing as independence in and out of the home promotes emotional well-being and also increases the dignity and quality of life that people with restricted mobility have. You can find out more about how technology can aid mobility in this useful guide.

Authored by: Jane Sandwood and Movement Advisor
Topics: Broadband, Disabilities, Obesity
Shared by Housing Is on Mar 27, 2019
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Community:
Mar 15, 2019
The venture is a small yet innovative player in a growing number of nonprofits developing new models for work force training. Their overarching goal is upward mobility for low-income Americans and the two-thirds of workers without four-year college degrees.

Authored by: Steve Lohr for The New York Times
Topics: Asset building, Broadband, Low-income, Workforce development
Shared by Housing Is on Mar 15, 2019

Income Before: $18,000. After: $85,000. Does Tiny Nonprofit Hold a Key to the Middle Class?

News Article
Mar 15, 2019
Steve Lohr for The New York Times
The venture is a small yet innovative player in a growing number of nonprofits developing new models for work force training. Their overarching goal is upward mobility for low-income Americans and the two-thirds of workers without four-year college degrees.
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Community:
Feb 15, 2019
Despite that consensus, the digital divide is about to get worse, and current policies will exacerbate it. We need to replace those policies with a coordinated approach that provides appropriate incentives for all stakeholders to bridge widening gaps.

Authored by: Blair Levin for The Brookings Institution
Topics: Broadband, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Racial inequalities
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Feb 28, 2019
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Community:
Feb 22, 2019
The development of new digital telecommunications capabilities combined with a persistent digital divide leaves the public sector with enormous responsibilities to promote network quality and deliver equitable access—but it can only do so by sensibly splitting regulatory responsibilities between the national and local levels. Unfortunately, news out of Washington, D.C. reveals the federal government has overstepped its appropriate role, constricting local governments’ abilities to craft locally tailored solutions.

Authored by: Blair Levin for The Brookings Institution
Topics: Broadband, Community development, Legislation & Policy, Low-income
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Feb 28, 2019

Mayors or the FCC: Who understand the broadband needs of metropolitan residents?

Publication
Feb 22, 2019
Blair Levin for The Brookings Institution
The development of new digital telecommunications capabilities combined with a persistent digital divide leaves the public sector with enormous responsibilities to promote network quality and deliver equitable access—but it can only do so by sensibly splitting regulatory responsibilities between the
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News Article
Community:
Jan 30, 2019
FRESNO COUNTY, California - Research shows that a child's enviornment, where they live, can have a huge impact on the outcome of their education. We take a look at how Fresno County's philosophy about public housing is having a positive impact on families.

Authored by: Juanita Stevenson for yourvalley.com
Topics: Broadband, CLPHA, Education, Housing, Low-income, Out-of-school time, Research, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Feb 11, 2019

Inspiring the Valley: Positive changes in public housing creates a 'transformative' environment

News Article
Jan 30, 2019
Juanita Stevenson for yourvalley.com
FRESNO COUNTY, California - Research shows that a child's enviornment, where they live, can have a huge impact on the outcome of their education. We take a look at how Fresno County's philosophy about public housing is having a positive impact on families.
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Research
Community:
Oct 26, 2018
Some 15% of U.S. households with school-age children do not have a high-speed internet connection at home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of 2015 U.S. Census Bureau data. New survey findings from the Center also show that some teens are more likely to face digital hurdles when trying to complete their homework.

Authored by: Monica Anderson and Andrew Perrin for Pew Research Center
Topics: Broadband, Education, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Dec 3, 2018
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Report
Community:
Sep 12, 2017
Broadband, especially wireline broadband in American homes, is the essential infrastructure for unlocking the internet’s economic benefits. However, broadband infrastructure is far from ubiquitous, both in terms of where it operates and who subscribes to it, and those deficits are not shared evenly across the country. As such, policymakers must understand how the national digital divide varies depending on the place.

Authored by: Adie Tomer, Elizabeth Kneebone, and Ranjitha Shivaram for The Brookings Institution
Topics: Broadband, Education, Low-income, Mobility, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Dec 3, 2018
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News Article
Community:
Oct 5, 2018
At a recent symposium convened by Capital One in Plano, Texas, practitioners, researchers, funders, business leaders, technologists, and other stakeholders discussed ways local leaders can harness technology and data to increase access to opportunity. This issue is particularly relevant in the Dallas metropolitan area, which is one of the country’s fastest-growing tech hubs yet still struggles with a lack of economic and racial inclusion.

Authored by: Aaron Shroyer, Solomon Greene, and Emily Peiffer for Urban Institute
Topics: Broadband, Low-income, Place-based
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 5, 2018

How can local leaders harness technology and data to improve access to opportunity?

News Article
Oct 5, 2018
Aaron Shroyer, Solomon Greene, and Emily Peiffer for Urban Institute
At a recent symposium convened by Capital One in Plano, Texas, practitioners, researchers, funders, business leaders, technologists, and other stakeholders discussed ways local leaders can harness technology and data to increase access to opportunity.
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Video
Community:
Jan 8, 2018
This panel provides updates on the future of ConnectHome, the program’s partnership with Google Fiber, and what’s next for using data to assess the program, as well as lessons learned from Google Fiber’s ambitious initiative to provide free high-speed internet to housing authority residents. Calvin Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Erica Swanson, Head of Community Impact Programs, Google Fiber

Authored by: CLPHA
Topics: Broadband, CLPHA, Education, Low-income
Shared by CLPHA Admin on Jan 8, 2018

Innovation Spotlight: Building Digital Connections - Affordable Housing & Education Summit 2016

Video
Jan 8, 2018
CLPHA
This panel provides updates on the future of ConnectHome, the program’s partnership with Google Fiber, and what’s next for using data to assess the program, as well as lessons learned from Google Fiber’s ambitious initiative to provide free high-speed internet to housing authority residents. Calvin