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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.

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CLPHA COVID-19 Coordination

A go-to resource to communicate about preparedness and response efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Share resources you have developed, ask questions of other community organizations, and contribute to ongoing discussions on the Community Forum.

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CDP Sub-Grantees

Through CLPHA’s grant from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s (CDP) COVID-19 Response Fund, ten sub-grants were given to member PHAs across the country to meet the ongoing needs of residents during this pandemic. Recipients will use their grants to meet immediate and locally defined needs in the areas of public health, education, employment, and basic urgent needs of their residents that have been exacerbated by COVID-19 for a wide range of projects.
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Behavioral Health

Behavioral health problems can negatively affect an individual's ability to remain stably housed. With certain supports, however, those struggling with addiction and/or mental health issues can live better lives. 

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Veterans

After serving our country, all veterans deserve a place to call home with the supports they need to succeed.  With the VASH program and supportive housing options, we can help transition more veterans out of homelessness and poverty. 

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Disaster Relief and Recovery

How can we support our fellow public housing autorities, schools, health clinics and medical services providers, and other partners in areas affected by natural disasters? What have we learned from past efforts and how can we better serve vulnerable populations in the future?

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Communications Working Group

CLPHA's Communications Working Group Community is an online forum for Communications Directors and communications staff from CLPHA-member public housing authorities.  

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Managed Care

This community seeks to bring together a wide array of stakeholders connected to managed care organizations (MCOs), primarily those administering Medicaid and Medicare benefits (including Special Needs Plans), to facilitate greater understanding of the role managed care plays in individuals' lives and the greater community as well as facilitate smart cross-sector partnerships with MCOs.

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CSH/CLPHA/UHC Aligning Housing & Healthcare Cohort

Connecting grantees of the CSH/CLPHA/UnitedHealthcare planning grant, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, that seeks to align public housing authorities (PHAs) and Medicare managed care organizations (MCOs) in three states -- Ohio, Texas, and Washington State -- at the system, program, and individual level.

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Postsecondary

Welcome to the Postsecondary Community! Collaborate with other group members by posting questions and ideas to the forum. Engage with members by sharing and commenting on resources like articles and reports in the feed. Explore below to learn more about this community.

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Landlord Engagement in High-Cost Communities

Engaging and recruiting private landlords and property managers to rent to low income households receiving subsidies and vouchers is becoming increasing difficult in high cost communities. Voucher holders compete with market renters for affordable housing. When given the choice, many landlords would rather rent to someone with a higher income and less barriers than a voucher holder. Housing Authorities are challenged to find innovative ways to engage, recruit and retain landlords that are willing to set aside units or select renters that have vouchers or other barriers. 

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Medicaid

A community dedicated to connecting state Medicaid agencies, managed care organizations (MCOs), and community-based Medicaid agencies with housing partners and residents to improve life outcomes.

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Youth

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in youth. Low-income youth face unique challenges and opportunities as their families move towards self-sufficiency through housing assistance; some youth are experiencing homelessness or are independent from guardians.

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West Coast

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in the challenges and solutions to aligning systems on the US West Coast. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives. Use the features in this community to discuss programs and policies, post research and reports, publicize events, share case studies and best practices, seek input and feedback from fellow members, and connect with others working in states along the West Coast.

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Seniors

Senior residents in affordable housing face unique challenges and opportunities to age in place. This community seeks to convene the vast array of social and health service providers, researchers, and administrators who serve the complex needs of aging populations.

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Pacific Northwest

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in the challenges and solutions to aligning systems in the US Pacific Northwest region. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.

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Out-of-School Time

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in out-of- school time (OST) like after-school and summer programs. OST plays an important role in supporting children’s learning beyond in-class time.

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Nutrition

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in the intersections of affordable housing and nutrition. Research shows that many low-income families experience food insecurity and that hungry children perform worse in school. Affordable housing can be a platform to help families access healthy foods and eating habits. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that affordable housing is influenced by a variety of systems, and that it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.

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Moving to Work (MTW)

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in the Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration. The MTW demonstration has given qualifying public housing agencies the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally-designed strategies to improve efficiency, help residents find employment and become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families.

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Midwest

Welcome to the Midwest Community! Collaborate with other group members by posting questions and ideas to the forum. Engage with members by sharing and commenting on resources like articles and reports in the feed. Explore below to learn more about this community.

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Metrics

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in metrics. Metrics are useful in setting baselines and measuring progress over time, and are critical to evaluate the effectiveness of a plan for change. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that affordable housing is influenced by a variety of systems, and that it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.

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Literacy & Grade-Level Proficiency

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in literacy and grade-level proficiency. Persistent educational disparities among low-income children hinder their abilities to achieve economic success in adulthood. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that affordable housing is influenced by a variety of systems, and that it is only through cross- sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.

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Legislation & Policy

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in housing, education, and health-related legislation and policy. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that affordable housing is influenced by a variety of systems, and that it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.

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Homelessness

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in issues related to homelessness. Unstable housing can lead to a multitude of deleterious effects for adults and children like school churning and toxic stressors, which have life-long implications. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that these systems are all interconnected, and it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.