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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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Community:
Jun 17, 2022
This panel discussion will examine the results of efforts to significantly expand the reach of HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program through partnerships between the nonprofit Compass Working Capital and the Boston and Cambridge Housing Authorities. Panelists will discuss their program model and its evaluation, how they have scaled up FSS, what results they have experienced to date, and where they plan to go from here. An FSS program participant will participate in the panel and share their perspective on how the program has benefitted them.

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Topics: Advocacy, Asset building, CLPHA, Early childhood, Education, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Research, Supportive housing
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022

CLPHA Housing Is Summit 2022: Taking FSS to Scale - Lessons from Compass' Partnerships in Boston and Cambridge

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Jun 17, 2022
This panel discussion will examine the results of efforts to significantly expand the reach of HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program through partnerships between the nonprofit Compass Working Capital and the Boston and Cambridge Housing Authorities.
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Community:
Jun 17, 2022
This session will review the extent to which local jurisdictions engaged with school districts in the 2016-17 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) process and preview the potential for PHAs to engage with school districts and school data in the upcoming renewal of the HUD AFFH process.

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Topics: Advocacy, Attendance, CLPHA, Data sharing, Education, Family engagement, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Research, Sustainability
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022

CLPHA Housing Is Summit 2022: Working with School Districts and School Data

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Jun 17, 2022
This session will review the extent to which local jurisdictions engaged with school districts in the 2016-17 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) process and preview the potential for PHAs to engage with school districts and school data in the upcoming renewal of the HUD AFFH process.
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Community:
Jun 17, 2022
The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) will moderate a unique cross-sector panel of housing and early care and education (ECE) experts on strategies and best practices for co-locating ECE facilities within affordable housing developments. Discussion of specific financing techniques and site design considerations from existing co-located facilities will provide attendees lessons on policy and programmatic changes needed to incentivize co-location. Panelists include innovators in affordable housing development, government and public sectors, early care and education operations, and community development finance.

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Topics: Advocacy, Broadband, Child welfare, CLPHA, Family engagement, Food insecurity, Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Nutrition, School-readiness, Supportive housing, Sustainability
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022

CLPHA Housing Is Summit 2022: Meeting Families' Needs Including Child Care in Housing Developments

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Jun 17, 2022
The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) will moderate a unique cross-sector panel of housing and early care and education (ECE) experts on strategies and best practices for co-locating ECE facilities within affordable housing developments.
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Community:
Jun 17, 2022
Public and affordable housing agencies and organizations have the potential to serve as a crucial foundation for promoting early school success for economically challenged, fragile and otherwise marginalized children and families through a 24/7/365 multigenerational system of support and an ability to meet families 'where they are.' During this engaging session, Housing Is and our long-time partner The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading will elevate the critical importance of these housing-education partnerships, with special attention to the way in which such collaborations begin. This plenary will explore initial partnership development work taking place in Kansas City, MO, one of the 20 finalist communities recently announced for the 2022 All-America City Awards. The theme of this year's award is "Housing as a Platform to Promote Early School Success and Equitable Learning Recovery." Attendees have the unique opportunity to hear from a partnership in its earlier stages of development and learn alongside the speakers how critical cross-sector work can be launched.

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Topics: Advocacy, CLPHA, Early childhood, Education, Healthy homes, Housing, Low-income, Supportive housing, Sustainability
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022

CLPHA Housing Is Summit 2022: Housing as a Platform to Support Early Learning

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Jun 17, 2022
Public and affordable housing agencies and organizations have the potential to serve as a crucial foundation for promoting early school success for economically challenged, fragile and otherwise marginalized children and families through a 24/7/365 multigenerational system of support and an ability
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Community:
Jun 17, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy related causes than white women. With the majority of PHA residents being Black, Indigenous, or people of color, PHAs understand they play a critical role in addressing racial inequities through increased focus on maternal health. This plenary, announced as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Maternal Health Call to Action, will discuss the role of PHAs in supporting the health and well-being of their residents.

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Topics: Advocacy, CLPHA, Legislation & Policy, Pre-natal, Racial inequalities, Sustainability
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022
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Community:
Jun 17, 2022
Building off discussions during previous Summits, this panel will highlight research and promising practices on cash assistance for low-income individuals and families, including income supports stemming from the pandemic.

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Topics: Advocacy, CLPHA, Funding, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Research
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022
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Community:
Jun 16, 2022

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Topics: Advocacy, CLPHA
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022
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Webinar
Community:
Dec 14, 2021
At its December 2021 meeting, CLPHA's Housing Is Working Group learned from experts in the field about how they have worked to create resident-focused and community-centered work with their PHAs and partners. We also brainstormed how best to support residents and work towards more equitable and representative housing for everyone, and left with the knowledge of how to better highlight and prioritize resident voices and leadership at every level of our work.

Authored by: Housing Is
Topics: Family engagement, Health, Healthy homes, Housing, Housing Is Working Group, Mental health, Racial inequalities, Supportive housing
Shared by Stephanie Gray on Apr 18, 2022
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Webinar
Community:
Feb 8, 2022
The Housing Is team will be joined by staff from the Department of Education and Department of Housing and Urban Development to discuss evaluation considerations and best practices when evaluating multi-sector, community-based interventions such as the Promise and Choice Neighborhoods Initiatives. They will examine how they chose outcomes to track and how they set goals for the Promise and Choice Neighborhood Initiatives. They will also reflect on evaluation design considerations for these multifaceted programs.

Authored by: Housing Is
Topics: Data sharing, Education, Metrics
Shared by Stephanie Gray on Apr 18, 2022

Webinar Recording: Evaluation and Metrics, Lessons Learned from Promise and Choice Neighborhoods.

Webinar
Feb 8, 2022
Housing Is
The Housing Is team will be joined by staff from the Department of Education and Department of Housing and Urban Development to discuss evaluation considerations and best practices when evaluating multi-sector, community-based interventions such as the Promise and Choice Neighborhoods Initiatives.
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Community:
Apr 11, 2022
Educators play an important role in supporting students' mental well-being. The pandemic has added incredible layers of stress for both adults and young people. Although educators can't control all the stressors and sources of trauma affecting them, they can foster healing and wellness in their classroom or program and work to remove the stigma around mental health concerns.

Authored by: First Book Research & Insights
Topics: Advocacy, Depression, Early childhood, Education, Health, Healthy homes, Literacy, Low-income, Mental health, Racial inequalities, Research, School-readiness, Youth
Shared by Stephanie Gray on Apr 11, 2022
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Webinar
Community:
Jan 19, 2022
Announced as part of Biden-Harris Administration’s Maternal Health Call to Action, CLPHA held a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day event on the intersection of racial inequities, housing insecurity, and maternal health outcomes. This hour-long webinar includes presentations and discussions on this topic, and how we as a society can move forward to address these inequities.

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Topics: Child welfare, Early childhood, Health, Pre-natal, Racial inequalities
Shared by Kirsten Greenwell on Jan 19, 2022
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Community:
Oct 21, 2021
State and local policymakers are making consequential decisions about the treatment of race and racism in schools. It is crucial, right now, to slow down, consider the evidence from research and experience, and apply that knowledge to improve teaching about race and racism. Authored in partnership between the Aspen Institute Education & Society Program and Dr. Francesca López, Professor & Waterbury Chair of Equity Pedagogy at Penn State University, United We Learn looks at empirical research on teaching about race and racism, across more than 40 studies on child development, beliefs about academic ability, positive ethnic-racial identity, and sense of belonging.

Authored by: Aspen Institute
Topics: Education, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Kirsten Greenwell on Oct 22, 2021

United We Learn: Honoring America’s Racial and Ethnic Diversity In Education

Publication
Oct 21, 2021
Aspen Institute
State and local policymakers are making consequential decisions about the treatment of race and racism in schools. It is crucial, right now, to slow down, consider the evidence from research and experience, and apply that knowledge to improve teaching about race and racism.
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Shared by Janelle Beverly on Sep 27, 2021
New Community | Sep 27, 2021

Place-Based Housing Assistance Committee

The purpose of the CLPHA Place-Based Housing Assistance Committee is to provide membership input on policy, program and funding issues pertaining to place-based housing assistance that are of interest and importance to the CLPHA membership.  The committee will play a lead role in forming CLPHA’s policy positions and priorities as CLPHA considers what is needed to preserve, improve and expand place-based housing assistance.  Committee members will share their expertise on topics including preservation, mixed finance, redevelopment, and recapitalization.

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Shared by Janelle Beverly on Sep 27, 2021
New Community | Sep 27, 2021

Tenant-Based Housing Assistance Committee

The purpose of the CLPHA Tenant-Based Housing Assistance Committee is to provide membership input on policy, program and funding issues pertaining to tenant-based housing assistance that are of interest and importance to the CLPHA membership.  The committee will play a lead role in forming CLPHA’s policy positions and priorities as CLPHA considers what is needed for the voucher program to most effectively and efficiently ensure that voucher holders can access safe and affordable housing.

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Shared by Janelle Beverly on Sep 27, 2021
New Community | Sep 27, 2021

Emergency Housing Voucher Working Group

The CLPHA EHV Working Group has been temporarily convened to address challenges related administering emergency housing vouchers. Group members will:

  • share information and best practices related to administering emergency housing vouchers
  • provide important updates to share with CLPHA membership
  • provide policy guidance to CLPHA and HUD
  • assist with drafting and providing feedback on CLPHA public communication on EHV (comment letters, action alerts, CLPHA policy agenda documents, etc.)
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Community:
Aug 26, 2021
The National CLAS Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a blueprint for health and health care organizations

Authored by: Think Cultural Health, an initiative of the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Topics: Communications, Health, Immigrants
Shared by Camille Anoll-Hunter on Aug 26, 2021

National Standards for Culturally and Linquistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care

Publication
Aug 26, 2021
Think Cultural Health, an initiative of the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
The National CLAS Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a blueprint for health and health care organizations
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Community:
Jan 14, 2021
A Playbook for Local Health Department Strategies in the United States

Authored by: The National Community-Based Workforce Alliance
Topics: COVID-19, Health
Shared by Camille Anoll-Hunter on Aug 26, 2021
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News Article
Community:
Jan 6, 2020
Scope of Practice article on the American Medical Association's website

Authored by: Tanya Albert Henry, American Medical Association
Topics: Cost effectiveness, Health
Shared by Camille Anoll-Hunter on Aug 26, 2021
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Webinar
Community:
Aug 24, 2021
Community Health Workers (CHWs) are taking a larger role in patient-centered care and community health. Yet, questions remain around the scope of their work, licensure requirements, and available funding sources to build a capable workforce. In this webinar, we will clarify their work and explore their role in advancing equity. We will hear from Ashley Rodriguez, chair of the American Public Health Association’s Community Health Worker Section. Rodriguez is leading national efforts to promote CHWs’ work and support their professional development. Jenna Grant, a resource development manager with the Tulsa Health Department, will share examples of CHW equity-building work in Oklahoma, including the recent CHW-led movement to gain certification for a sustainable workforce. This webinar will be especially helpful for those seeking strategies to strengthen CHWs’ capacity to build equity in communities.

Authored by: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
Topics: Health, Preventative care
Shared by Camille Anoll-Hunter on Aug 26, 2021
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Podcast
Community:
Aug 19, 2021
The social determinants of health are interactive and multi-faceted, but often the experts who address them are siloed—as are their data. How do we share the data that can tell us the full story about the people who rely on—and receive—support? Chris Tappan and Lori Hunter discuss data systems, collaboration between agencies, and the vital importance of equitable services in this latest episode of The Intersect.

Authored by: Abt Associates
Topics: Data sharing, Health
Shared by Jordan Jackson on Aug 19, 2021

Podcast: Reaching Equity: Data, Collaboration, and the Social Determinants of Health

Podcast
Aug 19, 2021
Abt Associates
The social determinants of health are interactive and multi-faceted, but often the experts who address them are siloed—as are their data. How do we share the data that can tell us the full story about the people who rely on—and receive—support?
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Community:
Aug 18, 2021
The just-released America After 3PM special report, “STEM Learning in Afterschool on the Rise, But Barriers and Inequities Exist,” finds that afterschool programs are offering more STEM learning opportunities, but inequities exist and too many young people are missing out.

Authored by: America After 3PM
Topics: Education, Youth
Shared by Jordan Jackson on Aug 19, 2021
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Interactive
Community:
Aug 3, 2021
Use this toolkit to assist in pursuing partnerships with school districts to provide afterschool and summer programs to support student recovery. Districts must spend a minimum of 20% of their funds on learning loss, which explicitly calls out summer and afterschool programs as an allowable use.

Authored by: Afterschool Alliance
Topics: Education, Funding, Out-of-school time
Shared by Kirsten Greenwell on Aug 3, 2021
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Communications
Community:
Jul 30, 2021
A new D.C. Federal Nutrition Programs Toolkit is designed to help community-based organizations, social service and healthcare providers, District agencies, and community members connect low-income households with federal nutrition programs. Beverley Wheeler, director of D.C. Hunger Solutions, told The DC Line, “with this toolkit, our community leaders can play a key role in ensuring children, young adults, adults, and older adults can connect with the right providers to help gain access to the nutrition they need for their health and well-being.”

Authored by: D.C. Hunger Solutions
Topics: East Coast, Food insecurity
Shared by Kirsten Greenwell on Jul 30, 2021
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Webinar
Community:
Jul 30, 2021
This webinar encouraged HUD staff and stakeholders to learn how public health data sharing agreements can better inform on-the-ground vaccine efforts.

Authored by: HUD Exchange
Topics: COVID-19, Data sharing, Health
Shared by Kirsten Greenwell on Jul 30, 2021
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Policy Brief
Community:
Jun 30, 2021
Every child in an early childhood setting should have a teacher with specialized education to promote that child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development and who prepares them for success in school and in life. The National Research Council’s report from a panel of experts, Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation, lays out several recommendations for programs serving children from birth through age 8, notably that teachers "should have at a minimum a bachelor’s degree and specialization in the knowledge and competencies needed to serve as a care and education professional.

Authored by: Child Care Services Association & T.E.A.C.H.
Topics: Early childhood, Education, Post-secondary
Shared by Kirsten Greenwell on Jun 30, 2021

Policy Brief: Affordability, Accessibility, Support and Compensation: Higher Education and the Early Childhood Workforce

Policy Brief
Jun 30, 2021
Child Care Services Association & T.E.A.C.H.
Every child in an early childhood setting should have a teacher with specialized education to promote that child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development and who prepares them for success in school and in life.