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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:
Aug 1, 2018
We examine the implementation of a community health worker (CHW) program in subsidized housing, describe needs identified and priorities set by residents, and summarize participant-reported outcomes.

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Topics: East Coast, Health, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Metrics, Partnerships, Place-based, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Aug 1, 2018
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Community:
Aug 1, 2018
The Support and Services at Home (SASH) program in Vermont aims to coordinate care and assist participants in accessing the health care and support services they need to maintain their health and age comfortably and safely in their homes. Most program participants are residents of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-assisted properties or Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties. Our objective is to estimate the impact of the first 5 1/2 years of the SASH program on the Medicare expenditures of these participants.

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Topics: Cost effectiveness, Dual-eligibles, East Coast, Health, Home visiting, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Metrics, Seniors
Shared by Housing Is on Aug 1, 2018

The Impact of the Vermont Support and Services at Home Program on Healthcare Expenditures

Research
Aug 1, 2018
The Support and Services at Home (SASH) program in Vermont aims to coordinate care and assist participants in accessing the health care and support services they need to maintain their health and age comfortably and safely in their homes. Most program participants are residents of U.S.
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Community:
Jul 27, 2018
This review discusses how attitudes toward affordable housing are likely shaped by factors that influence other social policy attitudes— particularly ideology and stereotyping. The author concludes with recommendations and methods that planners can use to manage public opposition and influence attitudes toward affordable housing.

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Topics: Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 27, 2018
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Community:
Jul 27, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the association between public housing and health conditions: specifically, we ask if residents entered public housing already ill or if public housing may cause the poor health of its residents.

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Topics: Health, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Metrics, Mobility, Nutrition, Racial inequalities, Research, South
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 27, 2018
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Community:
Jul 24, 2018
Although public-private partnerships (PPPs) have attracted practitioner and academic interest over the last two decades, there has been no attempt to integrate the general and health management literature to provide a holistic view of PPPs in healthcare delivery. This study analyzes over 1,400 publications from a wide range of disciplines over a 20-year time period. It synthesizes formerly dispersed research perspectives into a comprehensive multi-dimensional framework of public-private partnerships, and in so doing, provides new directions for further research and practice.

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Topics: Community development, Funding, Metrics, Partnerships, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 24, 2018
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Community:
Jul 23, 2018
Supportive housing programs are proposed as a way of increasing housing access and stability for the chronically homeless, improving access to needed services, and decreasing vulnerability to HIV and other diseases. Little is known about residents’ understandings of and experiences with different models of supportive housing and how they fit within residents’ broader strategies to maintain housing. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 23 residents and 10 service providers from nine different supportive housing programs in Hartford, Connecticut. Data analysis explored residents’ perceptions of and experiences with supportive housing programs in the context of strategies to access resources and receive emotional, financial, and other forms of support.

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Topics: East Coast, Homelessness, Housing, Mental health, Place-based, Research, Substance abuse, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
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Community:
Jul 23, 2018
The first two brief sections set the policy context for the ongoing housing policy debate on the social benefits of housing. Next is a five-section critical review of the last roughly quarter century of housing policy research. This is followed by a discussion of outstanding measurement issues before the concluding section.

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Topics: Cost effectiveness, Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Research, Safety
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018

Does Housing Matter for Poor Families? A Critical Summary of Research and Issues Still to be Resolved

Research
Jul 23, 2018
The first two brief sections set the policy context for the ongoing housing policy debate on the social benefits of housing. Next is a five-section critical review of the last roughly quarter century of housing policy research.
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Community:
Jul 23, 2018
In this article, we explore current law concerning residential smoking regulations and consider whether the implementation of a nationwide ban on smoking in public housing would be desirable.

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Topics: Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Smoke-free
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
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Community:
Jul 23, 2018
The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) experiment offered randomly selected families living in highpoverty housing projects housing vouchers to move to lower-poverty neighborhoods. We present new evidence on the impacts of MTO on children’s long-term outcomes using administrative data from tax returns. We find that moving to a lower-poverty neighborhood significantly improves college attendance rates and earnings for children who were young (below age 13) when their families moved. These children also live in better neighborhoods themselves as adults and are less likely to become single parents. The treatment effects are substantial: children whose families take up an experimental voucher to move to a lower-poverty area when they are less than 13 years old have an annual income that is $3,477 (31%) higher on average relative to a mean of $11,270 in the control group in their mid-twenties

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Topics: Child welfare, Cost effectiveness, Dual-generation, Education, Housing, Low-income, Mobility, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018

The Effects of Exposure to Better Neighborhoods on Children: New Evidence from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment

Research
Jul 23, 2018
The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) experiment offered randomly selected families living in highpoverty housing projects housing vouchers to move to lower-poverty neighborhoods. We present new evidence on the impacts of MTO on children’s long-term outcomes using administrative data from tax returns.
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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.

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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 20, 2018
The need for more affordable rental housing is urgent. The record number of renters paying more than half their incomes for housing underscores the growing gap between market-rate costs and the rents that millions of households can afford. Governments at all levels must redouble their efforts to expand the affordable supply. And with growing recognition that children’s lifelong achievement rests on stable, safe, and healthy living conditions, policymakers must also ensure better access of minority and low-income households to higher opportunity communities.

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Topics: Asset building, Housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 20, 2018
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Community:
Jul 12, 2018
We sought to examine the association between structural, functional, and normative social factors and physical activity among urban, low-income, racially/ethnically diverse adults.

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Topics: Exercise, Health, Housing, Low-income, Obesity, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 12, 2018
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Community:
Jul 12, 2018
To construct our taxonomy, we use data from the first National Survey of ACOs, fielded between October of 2012 and May of 2013. The survey sample included (1) ACOs participating in Medicare ACO programs; (2) ACOs participating in state Medicaid ACO programs; and (3) ACOs formed in partnership with commercial payers.

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, Medicaid / Medicare, Metrics, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 12, 2018
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Community:
Jul 11, 2018
Studies show that those residing in households subsidized with federal housing vouchers exhibit fewer mental health problems than residents of public housing. The role of housing conditions and neighborhood quality in this relationship is unclear. This study investigated the relationship between rental assistance, housing and neighborhood conditions, and the risk of depressive symptomology and hostile affect among low-income Latino adults living in the Bronx, NY

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Topics: Depression, East Coast, Health, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Obesity, Racial inequalities, Research, Stability
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 11, 2018

Depressive Symptomology and Hostile Affect among Latinos Using Housing Rental Assistance: the AHOME Study

Research
Jul 11, 2018
Studies show that those residing in households subsidized with federal housing vouchers exhibit fewer mental health problems than residents of public housing. The role of housing conditions and neighborhood quality in this relationship is unclear.
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Community:
Jul 11, 2018
A Research Review and Comment on Future Directions for Integrating Housing and Health Services

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, Cost effectiveness, Data sharing, Exercise, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Metrics, Nutrition, Obesity, Partnerships, Preventative care, Research, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 11, 2018
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Community:
Jan 18, 2018
A new study suggests that America’s great nutritional divide goes deeper than the problem of food access within cities.

Authored by: Richard Florida for City Lab
Topics: Child welfare, Food insecurity, Health, Low-income, Nutrition, Obesity, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 5, 2018
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Community:
Jan 1, 2018

Authored by: Michelle S. Manno and Jennifer Miller Gaubert for Implementation Research Incubator (MDRC)
Topics: Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 5, 2018
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Community:
Jan 1, 2018
A Promising Approach to Improving Student Outcomes

Authored by: Janet Quint and Barbara Condliffe for MDRC
Topics: Child welfare, Education, Funding, Mental health, Metrics, Place-based, Research, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 5, 2018
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Community:
Jun 8, 2018
What is the difference between communities that are able to recover from disinvestment and those that cannot? The answer, according to recent research from MDRC, are the presence of strong social networks.

Authored by: Maurice A. Jones for Stanford Social Innovation Review
Topics: Disabilities
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jun 28, 2018