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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.

Read the Multimedia Report
 

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.

Read the Report
 

Register Now: 2019 Housing Is Summit

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:
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
Community:
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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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
Community:
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
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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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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
Community:
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
Community:
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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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.
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Policy Brief
Community:
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
Community:
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
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Research
Community:
Sep 1, 2014

Authored by: Greg J. Duncan and Katherine Magnuson for The Uninversity of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty
Topics: Early childhood, Homelessness, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, School-readiness
Shared by Amber-Lee Leslie on Jan 27, 2017
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Interactive
Community:
May 1, 2016

Authored by: CLPHA
Topics: CLPHA, Data sharing, Education, Housing, Metrics, Partnerships
Shared by CLPHA Admin on Jan 24, 2017

Aligning Education and Housing: Data Sharing Agreement Template for Intermediary Organizations

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 for use with intermediary organizations 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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News Article
Community:
Aug 20, 2016
Why well-off black families end up living in poorer areas than white families with similar or even lower incomes.

Authored by: John Eligon and Robert Gebeloff for THE NEW YORK TIMES
Topics: Housing
Shared by CLPHA Admin on Jan 5, 2017
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Interactive
Community:
Nov 21, 2016
The Center for Neighborhood Technology’s Housing and Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index provides a more comprehensive way of thinking about the true affordability of place. It presents housing and transportation data as maps, charts and statistics for 917 metropolitan and micropolitan areas—covering 94% of the US population. Costs can be seen from the regional down to the neighborhood level.

Authored by: CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOOD TECHNOLOGY
Topics: Transportation
Shared by CLPHA Admin on Nov 21, 2016
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Shared by CLPHA Admin on Oct 25, 2016
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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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Shared by CLPHA Admin on Oct 25, 2016
New Community | Oct 25, 2016

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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Shared by CLPHA Admin on Oct 25, 2016
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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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Shared by CLPHA Admin on Oct 25, 2016
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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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Shared by CLPHA Admin on Oct 25, 2016
New Community | Oct 25, 2016

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.