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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.

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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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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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Research
Community:
Jul 20, 2018
The objective of this systematic review is to inform program and policy development and future research by examining the available empirical evidence on the effects of housing status on health-related outcomes in people living with HIV/AIDS.

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Topics: Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Stability
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 20, 2018

The Effects of Housing Status on Health-Related Outcomes in People living with HIV: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Research
Jul 20, 2018
The objective of this systematic review is to inform program and policy development and future research by examining the available empirical evidence on the effects of housing status on health-related outcomes in people living with HIV/AIDS.
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Research
Community:
Jul 20, 2018
Despite the fact that people invest more financial, temporal, and psychological resources in their homes than in any other material entity, research on housing and mental health is remarkably underdeveloped. We critically review existing research on housing and mental health, considering housing type (e.g., singlefamily detached versus multiple dwelling), floor level, and housing quality (e.g., structural damage). We then discuss methodological and conceptual shortcomings of this literature and provide a theoretical framework for future research on housing quality and mental health.

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Topics: Depression, Health, Housing, Mental health, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 20, 2018
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Publication
Community:
Jul 19, 2018
Assisting public housing residents on the path towards self-sufficiency requires going beyond providing decent, safe, and affordable housing. Public housing residents may face barriers to employment, such as limited education, job skills and/or proficiency in the English language. This toolkit is a resource for both frontline staff and management. It offers examples of how partnerships between DOL and HUD can increase public housing resident employment and create mutual benefit for both agencies.

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Topics: Criminal justice, Disabilities, Funding, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, MTW, Partnerships, Workforce development
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018

From the Ground Up: Creating Sustainable Partnerships between Public Housing Authorities and Workforce Investment Boards

Publication
Jul 19, 2018
Assisting public housing residents on the path towards self-sufficiency requires going beyond providing decent, safe, and affordable housing. Public housing residents may face barriers to employment, such as limited education, job skills and/or proficiency in the English language.
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Policy Brief
Community:
Jul 19, 2018
The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes the conditions under which protected health information may be used or disclosed by covered entities for research purposes.

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Topics: Data sharing, Health, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Policy Brief
Community:
Jul 19, 2018
This policy brief examines how the physical inspection process can promote healthy affordable housing. A review of housing quality issues linked to health and the role of physical inspections to improve health is provided.

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Topics: Asthma, Child welfare, Health, Housing, Lead, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Preventative care, Safety
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Case study
Community:
Jul 19, 2018
Acknowledging the link between housing instability and expensive health care utilization, Hennepin Health began to include housing interventions in its approach to care coordination and service integration. Through care coordination efforts, this health reform initiative strives to improve quality of care and patient experience while lowering overall costs. Interventions to address housing instability include the Hennepin Health Social Services Navigation Team and Hennepin Health’s partnerships with the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and the Hennepin County’s Heading Home Hennepin initiative.

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Topics: Health, Homelessness, Housing, Partnerships, Pre-natal, Research, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Interactive
Community:
Jul 19, 2018
The Building Healthy Neighborhoods series explores the crucial elements to build a culture of health, education and economic mobility in lower-income communities.

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Topics: Community development, Health, Housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Report
Community:
Jul 19, 2018
As prospects seem to diminish for the next generation being better off than the current one, it is essential to elevate the successful work being done to address intergenerational poverty and create an intergenerational path of opportunity. Practical State Solutions profiles effective solutions from Ascend partners throughout the United States and the work driven by leaders in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Utah. It contains recommendations on processes that lead to better outcomes for families, lessons learned on engaging and bringing families to the table as empowered experts, and information on how to move to the next level whether you are starting your 2Gen journey or working to go deeper.

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Topics: Asset building, Child welfare, Criminal justice, Dual-generation, Early childhood, Family engagement, Funding, Health, Legislation & Policy, Post-secondary, Workforce development
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018

States Leading the Way: Practical Solutions that Lift Up Children and Families

Report
Jul 19, 2018
As prospects seem to diminish for the next generation being better off than the current one, it is essential to elevate the successful work being done to address intergenerational poverty and create an intergenerational path of opportunity. Practical State Solutions profiles effective solutions from
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Publication
Community:
Jul 19, 2018
Young adults ages 18-24 require specific, targeted services and interventions from the juvenile justice and homelessness service providers with whom they interact if they are to achieve successful outcomes and avoid longterm harms. This resource is intended to assist policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders in applying an earlier report, “Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice Involvement and Youth Homelessness: Principles for Change.” in their work with and on behalf of young people in this age group who are under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system.

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Topics: Criminal justice, Homelessness, Partnerships, Racial inequalities, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018

Implementing Change: Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice and Youth Homelessness for Young Adults

Publication
Jul 19, 2018
Young adults ages 18-24 require specific, targeted services and interventions from the juvenile justice and homelessness service providers with whom they interact if they are to achieve successful outcomes and avoid longterm harms.
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Policy Brief
Community:
Jul 19, 2018
While links between housing deficiencies and health conditions are well substantiated, research evaluating the health benefits of specific interventions has been limited. There is, however, some evidence that multifaceted interventions may lead to improvements in health of children and families, as well as to reduced use of medical services.

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Topics: Community development, Funding, Health, Healthy homes, Medicaid / Medicare, Seniors
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Report
Community:
Jul 19, 2018
In December 2016, federal and state policymakers examined health and housing issues at a meeting convened in Washington, D.C., by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) with support from The Commonwealth Fund. The goal of the meeting was to identify concrete policy recommendations and actionable steps to align health and housing programs to ensure that people with high service needs receive the housing and supportive services they need to become and stay healthy. This report summarizes their findings and recommendations

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Topics: Data sharing, Disabilities, Health, Homelessness, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Research
Community:
Jul 19, 2018
The link between federal housing policy and public health has been understood since the nineteenth century, when housing activists first sought to abolish slums and create healthful environments. This article describes how the Obama administration—building on these efforts and those that followed, including the Great Society programs of President Lyndon Johnson—has adopted a cross-sector approach that takes health considerations into account when formulating housing and community development policy. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development fully embraces this “health in all policies” approach. Nonetheless, the administration’s strategy faces challenges, including fiscal and political ones. Some of these challenges may be overcome by conducting quality research on how housing and community development policies affect health outcomes, and by developing a federal budget strategy that takes into account how investments in one sector contribute to cost savings in another.

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, Community development, Disabilities, Health, Healthy homes, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Mobility, Partnerships, Place-based, RAD, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018

Health in All Policies: The Role of The US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Present and Future Challenges

Research
Jul 19, 2018
The link between federal housing policy and public health has been understood since the nineteenth century, when housing activists first sought to abolish slums and create healthful environments.
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Infographics
Community:
Jul 19, 2018
School readiness, school attendance, and summer learning

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Topics: Attendance, Dual-generation, Early childhood, Education, Family engagement, Grade-level proficiency, Literacy, Out-of-school time, School-readiness
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Publication
Community:
Jul 18, 2018
Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach to improving the health of a community by incorporating health, sustainability, and equity considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas. One of the key objectives of Health in All Policies is to create lasting change in government structures and processes.

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Topics: Community development, Health, Legislation & Policy, Partnerships, Preventative care
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 18, 2018
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Research
Community:
Jul 18, 2018
We examined whether receiving housing assistance is associated with improved health and well-being using a nationally representative sample of the US population. Specifically, we examined whether entry into housing assistance was associated with better reported health or reduced psychological distress relative to awaiting admission and whether there were differential effects associated with the 3 primary program categories: public housing, housing choice vouchers, and multifamily housing. Furthermore, we explored whether the health effects of housing assistance are mediated by neighborhood characteristics.

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Topics: Health, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 18, 2018
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Report
Community:
Jul 18, 2018
This Issue Brief provides an update on the beneficiary experience in the first two demonstrations that were implemented as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Financial Alignment Initiative to test integrated care and financing models for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. The Washington Health Homes MFFS demonstration, a managed fee-forservice model demonstration, and the Massachusetts One Care demonstration, a capitated model demonstration, began operations on July 1st and October 1st of 2013, respectively. For the purposes of this report, special populations encompass the following: (1) enrollees who use long-term services and supports (LTSS) which include nursing facilities, personal care services, residential care facilities, and adult day care; (2) enrollees with behavioral health needs, including those with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; and (3) linguistic, ethnic, and racial minorities enrolled in the demonstrations. The purpose of this brief is to report how enrollees who use these services are faring under the Washington and Massachusetts demonstrations and to understand if disparities in services and demonstration experiences exist for these groups.

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Topics: East Coast, Health, Healthy homes, Immigrants, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Pacific Northwest, Partnerships, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 18, 2018

Issue Brief: Special Populations Enrolled in Demonstrations under the Financial Alignment Initiative

Report
Jul 18, 2018
This Issue Brief provides an update on the beneficiary experience in the first two demonstrations that were implemented as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Financial Alignment Initiative to test integrated care and financing models for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees.
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Report
Community:
Jul 18, 2018
This Issue Brief describes the results of focus groups conducted in six States as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Financial Alignment Initiative to test integrated care and financing models for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. Five of these States—California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Virginia—are implementing a capitated model demonstration in which Medicare-Medicaid Plans (MMPs) provide coordinated benefits and access to new and flexible services through a person-centered care model. One, Washington, is implementing a managed fee-for-service model demonstration in which health homes are responsible for organizing enhanced integration of primary, acute, behavioral, and long-term services and supports across existing delivery systems for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees and for directing person-centered care for high-cost, high-risk enrollees.

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Topics: Cost effectiveness, Health, Healthy homes, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 18, 2018

Beneficiary Experience: Early Findings from Focus Groups with Enrollees Participating in the Financial Alignment Initiative

Report
Jul 18, 2018
This Issue Brief describes the results of focus groups conducted in six States as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Financial Alignment Initiative to test integrated care and financing models for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees.
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Policy Brief
Community:
Jul 17, 2018
Medicaid is the nation’s public health insurance program for people with low income. The Medicaid program covers more than 70 million Americans, or 1 in 5, including many with complex and costly needs for care. The vast majority of Medicaid enrollees lack access to other affordable health insurance. Medicaid covers a broad array of health services and limits enrollee out-of-pocket costs. The program is also the principal source of long-term care coverage for Americans. As the nation’s single largest insurer, Medicaid provides significant financing for hospitals, community health centers, physicians, and nursing homes, and jobs in the health care sector. The Medicaid program finances over 16% of all personal health care spending in the U.S.

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, Funding, Health, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 17, 2018
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Report
Community:
Jul 17, 2018
This final report on MDRC’s evaluation of Jobs-Plus describes the program’s impacts, that is, the difference it made for residents in Jobs-Plus developments in comparison with residents living in similar developments who did not receive the program. These findings offer important lessons to policymakers and program administrators about how to increase the economic self-sufficiency of public housing residents.

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Topics: Asset building, Community development, Cost effectiveness, Legislation & Policy, Metrics, Research, Workforce development
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 17, 2018
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Research
Community:
Jul 17, 2018
This study uses a cost benefit analysis to estimate the potential net impacts of proposed reductions by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in federal funding of capital investment in public housing authorities (PHAs). It examines the extent to which  reductions in capital investment in PHAs impose costs on governments at all levels, as well as local communities, businesses, PHA residents, and society as a whole.  The report narrates and estimates the incidence, distribution, and scale of these impacts and compares them against the total amount cut from annual Capital Fund Program Grants, which fund maintenance and  modernization  of  public  housing  properties.  The  Public  and  Affordable  Housing  Research  Corporation  (PAHRC)  partnered  with  Econsult  Corporation  in  this  effort  to  inform  current  discussions  regarding  future  funding  cuts  by  HUD  to  PHAs  for  capital  expenditures,  by  identifying potential negative impacts resulting from these cuts, and attempting to quantify those impacts and compare them against the cut amounts.

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Topics: Cost effectiveness, Funding, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 17, 2018

The Cost of Cuts: The Impact of Reductions in Capital Investments to Public Housing Authorities

Research
Jul 17, 2018
This study uses a cost benefit analysis to estimate the potential net impacts of proposed reductions by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in federal funding of capital investment in public housing authorities (PHAs). It examines the extent to which  reductions in capital inves
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Policy Brief
Community:
Jul 17, 2018
The Denver Social Impact Bond program is an initiative aimed at measurably improving the lives of people most in need by driving resources towards better, more effective programs. Social Impact Bonds are a unique type of performance-based contract where private and/or philanthropic lenders loan funds to accomplish a specific objective and are repaid based on whether the program achieves its goals. Denver’s Social Impact Bond program will use funds from lenders to provide housing and supportive case management services to at least 250 homeless individuals who frequently use the city’s emergency services, including police, jail, the courts and emergency rooms.

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Topics: Community development, Cost effectiveness, Criminal justice, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Partnerships, Stability, Substance abuse, West Coast
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 17, 2018
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Case study
Community:
Jul 17, 2018
The Mariposa Healthy Living Initiative began in 2009, when the Denver Housing Authority and its master planning team established physical, mental, and community health as a proxy to understand how redevelopment actions would change the quality of life for residents. The Initiative recognizes that the built environment is a determinant of health outcomes, which ultimately influence the quality and length of life for residents. The Initiative uses a responsive and rigorous approach to address environmental and social determinants of health, which include Healthy Housing, Environmental Stewardship, Sustainable and Safe Transportation, Social Cohesion, Public Infrastructure, and Healthy Economy. The Initiative framework is intended to be a living implementation tool for designers, developers, and practitioners.

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Topics: Housing, Low-income, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Research, Safety, Transportation, West Coast
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 17, 2018
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Case study
Community:
Jul 17, 2018
The South Lincoln Health Impact Assessment (HIA) focuses on the redevelopment master plan for the Denver Housing Authority’s South Lincoln Homes community in downtown Denver. The rapid HIA and masterplan was a four-month process that began in April 2009. The HIA identifies potential health impacts and recommends changes to optimize positive and minimize negative health consequences for the South Lincoln neighborhood. This assessment includes community demographic and socioeconomic information, identified potential health issues, interviews available surveys, and limited body measurement data along with supportive evidence-based research and recommendations that informed the HIA and masterplan design.

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Topics: Child welfare, Community development, Disabilities, Dual-generation, Health, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Metrics, Nutrition, Preventative care, Research, Safety
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 17, 2018
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Research
Community:
Jul 13, 2018
Hospitals Building Healthier Communities aims to provide a resource for hospitals considering adopting or further integrating community engagement and economic development into their daily operations and their core mission.

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Topics: Community development, Data sharing, Health, Housing, Low-income, Partnerships, Place-based, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 13, 2018
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Case study
Community:
Jul 13, 2018
The Conway Center is a project of a nonprofit housing and services organization, So Others Might Eat, and a federally qualified health center, Unity Health Care, in Washington, DC. This $90 million community development initiative will colocate employment training, health care services, and affordable housing under one roof in Ward 7, an area of DC experiencing high poverty and unemployment, and poor health outcomes. The partnership aims to improve access to affordable rental housing, increase livable-wage job attainment, and connect residents to high-quality health care services. Although still under construction, this partnership highlights how a shared vision among community-serving organizations and funders can result in a comprehensive strategy for improving resident health and well-being

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Topics: Community development, Cost effectiveness, Food insecurity, Health, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Place-based, Stability
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 13, 2018