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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
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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
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Case study
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Jul 10, 2017
These case studies provide a framework for implementing or replicating promising approaches to use two-generation initiatives specifically with housing authority residents as means to improve life outcomes. This report features communities in San Antonio, Texas and Durham, North Carolina to examine the key components of two-generation initiatives: social capital; early childhood education; post-secondary education and workforce development; economic assets; and health and well-being.

Authored by: Abra Lyons-Warren & Amber-Lee Leslie for HOUSING IS, CLPHA
Topics: Child welfare, Dual-generation, Early childhood, Education, Family engagement, Housing, Partnerships, Place-based, South, Workforce development
Shared by Abra Lyons-Warren on Jul 18, 2017

Two-Generation Strategies in Public Housing: Promoting Success for the Whole Family

Case study
Jul 10, 2017
Abra Lyons-Warren & Amber-Lee Leslie for HOUSING IS, CLPHA
These case studies provide a framework for implementing or replicating promising approaches to use two-generation initiatives specifically with housing authority residents as means to improve life outcomes.
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Research
Community:
Jun 22, 2017
Alan E. Simon, Andrew Fenelon, Veronica Helms, Patricia C. Lloyd and Lauren M. Rossen, Health Affairs, 36, NO. 6 (June 2017): 1016–1023

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Topics: Health, Medicaid / Medicare
Shared by Steve Lucas on Jun 22, 2017

HUD Housing Assistance Associated With Lower Uninsurance Rates And Unmet Medical Need

Abstract: "To investigate whether receiving US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing assistance is associated with improved access to health care, we analyzed data on nondisabled adults ages 18–64 who responded to the 2004–12 National Health Interview Survey that were linked with administrative data from HUD for the period 2002–14.

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Jun 22, 2017
Alan E. Simon, Andrew Fenelon, Veronica Helms, Patricia C. Lloyd and Lauren M. Rossen, Health Affairs, 36, NO. 6 (June 2017): 1016–1023
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Jun 22, 2017
Unprecedented descriptive analysis linking HUD administrative data and results from the National Health Interview Survey (pre-Affordable Care Act)

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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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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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May 3, 2017
This article explores racial disparities between assisted housing outcomes of black and white and white households with children. We compare the assisted housing occupied by black and white households with children, and examine whether young adult education, employment, and earnings outcomes in 2011 differ between blacks and whites who spent part of their childhood in assisted housing in the 2000s. We use a special version of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) that has been address-matched to federally assisted housing, and the PSID’s Transition to Adulthood supplement, along with geocode-matched data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), CoreLogic real estate data, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Statistical methods include difference in means, logit and general linear models. We find no evidence of racial disparities in the type of assisted housing program, the physical quality of project-based developments, or the management of public housing developments in the 2000 decade. But black households with children are more likely to live in assisted housing that is located in poorer quality neighborhoods. Multivariate tests reveal that the worse outcomes of black young adults compared with whites disappear once socioeconomic differences are taken into account. The discrepancy in assisted housing neighborhood quality experienced by black and white children makes no additional contribution to predicting young adult outcomes. Nonetheless, black children living in relatively better assisted housing neighborhoods tend to have better outcomes in young adulthood than those who live in poorer quality assisted housing neighborhoods. We discuss sources of racial disparity in neighborhood quality, and the policies enacted and proposed to address it.

Authored by: Sandra J. Newman & C. Scott Holupka for HOUSING POLICY DEBATE JOURNAL
Topics: Housing, Low-income, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jun 8, 2017
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Publication
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Jun 8, 2017
A multi-faceted technical assistance resource for Public Housing Agencies and their partners who want to end homelessness. The Tookit is organized into five main sections: (1) Housing Choice Vouchers, (2) Public Housing, (3) Project-Based Vouchers, (4) Unique PHA Programs & Initiatives, (5) Primer on Homelessness ans Supportive Housing.

Authored by: Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
Topics: Homelessness, Housing, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Substance abuse, Supportive housing
Shared by Steve Lucas on Jun 8, 2017
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Research
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Mar 1, 2017

Authored by: The Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC)
Topics: Education, Housing, Low-income, Post-secondary, Research, Workforce development
Shared by Keely Stater on Jun 6, 2017
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Research
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Jun 2, 2017
How Sustainable Communities Create Resilient People

Authored by: Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC)
Topics: Community development
Shared by Keely Stater on Jun 6, 2017
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News Article
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May 25, 2017
Financial Incentive Offered to Multifamily Borrowers Incorporating Healthy Design Features in Affordable Housing

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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
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Video
Community:
May 19, 2017
Over the past decade, new research has revealed the link between early trauma and lifelong mental health issues. These discoveries have since revolutionized social work, healthcare, and early education. Policy changes enacted in response to our understanding of the biology of trauma are prioritizing earlier interventions like nurse home visiting services for at-risk families, and an increase in pre-kindergarten programs. This short animation by Nadja Oertelt is part of The Atlantic’s Next America: Early Childhood project, which is supported by grants from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation.

Authored by: Nadja Oertelt for THE ATLANTIC
Topics: Child welfare, Cost effectiveness, Early childhood, Home visiting, Mental health, Research
Shared by Abra Lyons-Warren on May 22, 2017
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Report
Community:
May 1, 2017
State by State Chart

Authored by: ACF
Topics: Early childhood
Shared by Marsha Basloe on May 4, 2017
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Interactive
Community:
Feb 1, 2017
Suggestions for making supportive housing, both scattered site and single site, safe and developmentally appropriate for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Authored by: ACF and CSH
Topics: Early childhood
Shared by Marsha Basloe on May 4, 2017
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Policy Brief
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Apr 19, 2017
For eligible children, Medicaid pays for the medical services schools provide to students with disabilities so they can get an education.

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Topics: Child welfare, Education, Medicaid / Medicare
Shared by Steve Lucas on Apr 19, 2017

CBPP: Medicaid Helps Schools Help Children

Medicaid provides affordable and comprehensive health coverage to over 30 million children. It also plays a little known but important role in supporting schools and making sure students, especially those with disabilities, get the care and services they need to succeed.

Policy Brief
Apr 19, 2017
For eligible children, Medicaid pays for the medical services schools provide to students with disabilities so they can get an education.
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Shared by Steve Lucas on Apr 19, 2017
New Community | Apr 19, 2017

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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Report
Community:
Feb 22, 2017
How Students Get to School in Denver, Detroit, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, DC

Authored by: Student Transportation Working Group for the URBAN INSTITUTE
Topics: Education, Transportation
Shared by Housing Is on Mar 29, 2017
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Report
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Mar 2, 2017
In addition to detailing burdensome regulations, industry groups CLPHA, NAHRO, and PHADA raise concerns about recent MTW Notice and Comment solicitations.

Authored by: CLPHA, PHADA, and NAHRO
Topics: Housing
Shared by Rich Bindell on Mar 3, 2017
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News Article
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Mar 2, 2017
Dr. Ben Carson becomes HUD Secretary with 58 to 41 vote in the Senate

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, Funding, Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy
Shared by Steve Lucas on Mar 2, 2017

Senate Approves Carson for HUD Secretary

On March 2, 2017 the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by a 58 to 41 vote. Dr. Carson’s confirmation followed a relatively non-controversial nomination hearing in January and a straight-forward procedural vote in late February that advanced his nomination to the Senate floor.

News Article
Mar 2, 2017
Dr. Ben Carson becomes HUD Secretary with 58 to 41 vote in the Senate
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Community:
Dec 8, 2016
What's it like being a first-generation college student? Unlike most of their peers, they can't rely on the experience of parents and family to help them register for classes, fill out financial aid forms, or quickly adjust to their new lives on campus. These are the stories of several first-generation college students and graduates, and this video explores their challenges, sources of support, and recommendations for policymakers. With a third of all incoming college freshmen being first-generation, telling their stories and informing stakeholders is more important than ever.

Authored by: AMERICAN YOUTH POLICY FORUM
Topics: Education, Post-secondary
Shared by Abra Lyons-Warren on Feb 22, 2017
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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

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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.
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Policy Brief
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Feb 16, 2017
Supporting parents' efforts to help their children develop during the preschool years improves a child's school readiness, reduces behavior problems, enhances social skills, and promotes academic success.

Authored by: Bierman K, Morris P, and Abenavoli R for THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
Topics: Early childhood, Education, Family engagement, School-readiness
Shared by Abra Lyons-Warren on Feb 16, 2017
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Interactive
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May 1, 2016

Authored by: CLPHA
Topics: CLPHA, Data sharing, Education, Housing, Metrics, Partnerships
Shared by CLPHA Admin on Feb 7, 2017

Aligning Education and Housing: Data Sharing Agreement Template

We are pleased to share with you the following work product from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) as part of our Housing Is initiative, an effort to better intersect fields so they can more effectively help those they serve. This data sharing agreement template has been created in order to foster data sharing between housing and other sector organizations in order to improve efficiency, reduce duplication of efforts, and increase holistic care in order to improve educational and life outcomes for low-income children.

Interactive
May 1, 2016
CLPHA
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Webinar
Community:
Feb 1, 2017
An overview of the individual and employer-based insurance markets before and after the ACA, and a look ahead at the choices both insurers and consumers must make for 2018 and beyond. For those unable to join the webinar and those who want to share the webinar with colleagues, a video of the webinar is now posted to the Alliance for Health Reform website, along with a transcript and all speaker presentations.

Authored by: Alliance for Health Reform and the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of Health Care Journalists
Topics: Affordable Care Act
Shared by Abra Lyons-Warren on Feb 6, 2017

Video, Transcript & Presentations for Health Insurance Webinar

Webinar
Feb 1, 2017
Alliance for Health Reform and the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of Health Care Journalists
An overview of the individual and employer-based insurance markets before and after the ACA, and a look ahead at the choices both insurers and consumers must make for 2018 and beyond.
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News Article
Community:
Jan 25, 2017
A reading program designed to help men become better fathers is associated with better parenting skills as well as behavior and learning improvements in kids, a small study suggests.

Authored by: Lisa Rapaport for REUTERS
Topics: Early childhood, East Coast, Education, Family engagement, Literacy, School-readiness
Shared by Abra Lyons-Warren on Feb 6, 2017