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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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News Article
Community:
Oct 9, 2018
Sweet Water Foundation transformed four blocks in Englewood to cultivate community and help build skills, resources, and opportunities for residents.

Authored by: MacArthur Foundation
Topics: Community development, Family engagement, Food insecurity, Green, Health, Low-income, Midwest, Nutrition, Partnerships, Place-based, Sustainability, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 24, 2018
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Community:
Sep 22, 2018
For the Omaha refugee families removed from an apartment complex where city inspectors found gas leaks, vermin and other code violations, there were glimmers of progress Friday amid the uncertainty.

Authored by: Erin Duffy for the Omaha World Herald
Topics: Health, Housing, Immigrants, Low-income, Midwest, Safety
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Sep 27, 2018

500 refugees evacuated from Omaha apartments could be in new housing or hotel rooms next week

News Article
Sep 22, 2018
Erin Duffy for the Omaha World Herald
For the Omaha refugee families removed from an apartment complex where city inspectors found gas leaks, vermin and other code violations, there were glimmers of progress Friday amid the uncertainty.
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News Article
Community:
Sep 25, 2018
In 17 years, the Family Independence Initiative has enrolled 3,000 families — four people per household on average — and is operating in 14 different cities across the country. Now the initiative is making a move into 10 neighborhoods across Chicago. With a $2.6 million backing from Google.org and the City of Chicago, the organization hopes to combat poverty and improve the quality of life for 1,000 families on the South and West sides by giving money directly to them while also strengthening their social ties.

Authored by: Manny Ramos for The Chicago Sun Times
Topics: Asset building, Low-income, Midwest, Workforce development
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Sep 27, 2018

New initiative seeks to help people help themselves to escape poverty in Chicago

News Article
Sep 25, 2018
Manny Ramos for The Chicago Sun Times
In 17 years, the Family Independence Initiative has enrolled 3,000 families — four people per household on average — and is operating in 14 different cities across the country. Now the initiative is making a move into 10 neighborhoods across Chicago.
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Community:
Sep 21, 2018
A children’s hospital in Columbus, Ohio, is trying to treat a difficult patient: Its own struggling neighborhood.

Authored by: Laura Bliss for CityLab
Topics: Affordable Care Act, Child welfare, Health, Housing, Low-income, Midwest, Partnerships
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Sep 25, 2018
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Community:
Sep 18, 2018
Understanding the characteristics of infants and toddlers in our states and communities is an important first step for supporting children’s development during their most critical years. Making more detailed and comprehensive information available on the young children living in different communities can help stakeholders more strategically develop and target key services such as child care, home visiting, or other services for young children. For example, knowing how many young children live in low-income families and what share have parents working full time can help states and localities tailor child care investments and services to reach those families who most need assistance.

Authored by: Cara Lou and Gina Adams for Urban Institute
Topics: Early childhood, East Coast, Health, Legislation & Policy, Midwest, South, West Coast
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Sep 18, 2018
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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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Community:
Jul 9, 2018
Neighborhood may matter more than race in breast cancer survival rates

Authored by: Darcel Rockett for THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Topics: Health, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Midwest, Racial inequalities
Shared by Abra Lyons-Warren on Jul 12, 2018
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Community:
Jul 19, 2017

Authored by: CLPHA
Topics: CLPHA, Education, Health, Housing, Low-income, Midwest, Partnerships
Shared by CLPHA Admin on Jul 19, 2017

VIDEO: Leadership Spotlight: State & Regional Initiatives (CLPHA's 2017 Affordable Housing & Education Summit)

Recorded at CLPHA's 2017 Affordable Housing & Education Summit on July 12, 2017.

This panel provides examples of how states can and have helped efforts to align systems in order to improve life outcomes for low-income residents.

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Jul 19, 2017
CLPHA
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Community:
Jul 19, 2017

Authored by: CLPHA
Topics: CLPHA, Education, Housing, Midwest, Partnerships
Shared by CLPHA Admin on Jul 19, 2017

VIDEO: Leadership Spotlight: City & County Efforts (CLPHA's 2017 Affordable Housing & Education Summit)

Recorded at CLPHA's 2017 Affordable Housing & Education Summit on July 12, 2017.

How leadership in Akron, Ohio prioritized partnerships to improve educational outcomes for residents in public housing.

David James, Superintendent, Akron Public Schools, Akron, Ohio
Ilene Shapiro, Summit County Executive, Summit County, Ohio
Derran Wimer, Executive Director, Summit Education Initiative, Summit County, Ohio
Tony O’Leary, Moderator, Executive Director, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Jul 19, 2017
CLPHA
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Community:
Feb 14, 2017
If a homeless student is worrying about where he is spending the night, it’s likely he’s not going to be thinking much about his homework. And in one of the poorest districts in Kansas, educators have realized that to help homeless students they needed to do more to help homeless families. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week traveled to Kansas City to explore their unique program.

Authored by: Lisa Stark for PBS NEWSHOUR
Topics: Education, Homelessness, Midwest
Shared by Abra Lyons-Warren on Feb 17, 2017

To fight student homelessness, this school district helps the whole family

Video
Feb 14, 2017
Lisa Stark for PBS NEWSHOUR
If a homeless student is worrying about where he is spending the night, it’s likely he’s not going to be thinking much about his homework. And in one of the poorest districts in Kansas, educators have realized that to help homeless students they needed to do more to help homeless families.