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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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News Article
Community:
May 6, 2019
A new study shows that Miami’s affordable housing crisis is so dire, the city needs at least 50,000 units just to meet the existing need. But the Connect Capital Miami Report, which was released Monday, also reveals a combination of tools and resources that could help alleviate the dearth of housing for cost-burdened residents.

Authored by: Rene Rodriguez for the Miami Herald
Topics: Funding, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Research
Shared by Housing Is on May 7, 2019
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Policy Brief
Community:
May 2, 2019
Spring is in full bloom in Washington, D.C., and so are key pieces of legislation that FRAC is monitoring and weighing in on. Below is an overview of legislative proposals in the 116th Congress to look out for that would impact critical anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs.

Authored by: Lauren Badger for Food Research & Action Center
Topics: Asset building, Food insecurity, Legislation & Policy, Nutrition, Seniors
Shared by Housing Is on May 6, 2019
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News Article
Community:
May 1, 2019
The U.S. economy is enjoying nearly a decade of expansion since the Great Recession. Yet food insecurity -- a lack of money or resources to secure enough to eat -- still grips almost one in eight Americans. That's roughly 40 million people. While slowly improving, that figure remains stubbornly higher than before the recession, when more than one in 10 U.S. residents had difficulty knowing when and how they might eat next, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Authored by: Rachel Layne for CBS News
Topics: Food insecurity, Health, Low-income, Nutrition
Shared by Housing Is on May 6, 2019
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News Article
Community:
Apr 26, 2019
Raising the minimum wage helps low-paid workers without damaging the broader economy, the authors of two new research papers find.

Authored by: Richard Florida for City Lab
Topics: Asset building, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Research
Shared by Housing Is on May 6, 2019
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News Article
Community:
May 3, 2019
That’s according to the fourth and largest survey of college students’ ability to afford food and housing

Authored by: Jillian Berman for Market Watch
Topics: Food insecurity, Low-income, Nutrition, Post-secondary, Research, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on May 6, 2019
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News Article
Community:
May 24, 2018
Nearly half of all renters can’t afford rent, and over half a million Americans are homeless on any given night. How did we get here?

Authored by: Bryce Covert for The Nation
Topics: Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, West Coast
Shared by Housing Is on May 3, 2019
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Policy Brief
Community:
May 1, 2019
Stable housing plays a vital role in people’s recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). An inability to pay rent and the threat of losing housing can lead to stress that triggers substance misuse and relapse. People experiencing homelessness who also have SUDs typically find it difficult to address their substance use without a safe place to live, because they often use alcohol or drugs to cope with the dangers of life on the streets. In 2018, Congress passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (known as the SUPPORT Act), which provided a variety of new programs and funding opportunities to help states and localities address the opioid epidemic and broadly help people with substance use disorders.

Authored by: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Topics: Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Mental health, Research, Substance abuse
Shared by Housing Is on May 2, 2019
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Publication
Community:
Apr 4, 2019
Decades of policy choices and insufficient public and private investment have made the infrastructure needs of these communities acute, especially in many communities of color where past policy choices affected by racism, combined with continuing racial bias and discrimination, have resulted in a lack of needed economic resources.

Authored by: Chye-Ching Huang for The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Topics: Community development, Education, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income
Shared by Housing Is on May 2, 2019

Infrastructure Investments Should Focus on Low-Income Communities

Publication
Apr 4, 2019
Chye-Ching Huang for The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Decades of policy choices and insufficient public and private investment have made the infrastructure needs of these communities acute, especially in many communities of color where past policy choices affected by racism, combined with continuing racial bias and discrimination, have resulted in a la
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News Article
Community:
Apr 18, 2019
Local health care providers say they often struggle to address an individual’s needs outside the clinic, such as access to housing and transportation. In an effort to address the whole person, a new partnership among county officials, health care providers and not-for-profit service agencies was formed to better streamline patient access to services.

Authored by: Michaela Ramm for The Gazette
Topics: Health, Partnerships
Shared by Housing Is on May 2, 2019
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Publication
Community:
Apr 25, 2019
Research shows that clinical care is only one factor that impacts population health and that a collection of other factors – including the natural and built environment where people live, education economic stability, food, and community and social context – grouped under the term social determinants of health (SDOH), have significantly more influence on care utilization, outcomes, and population health. Together, these factors account for 60% of preventable mortality.

Authored by: Daniel Young for The Network for Public Health Law
Topics: Child welfare, Early childhood, Health, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare
Shared by Housing Is on May 2, 2019

Addressing Social Determinants of Maternal and Child health through Medicaid Managed Care

Publication
Apr 25, 2019
Daniel Young for The Network for Public Health Law
Research shows that clinical care is only one factor that impacts population health and that a collection of other factors – including the natural and built environment where people live, education economic stability, food, and community and social context – grouped under the term social determinant
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Report
Community:
This environmental scan, conducted by AcademyHealth with support from the Kresge Foundation, provides an overview of the technology behind emerging multi-sector initiatives to address social determinants of health.

Authored by: AcademyHealth
Topics: Community development, Data sharing, Health, Partnerships, Research
Shared by Housing Is on May 2, 2019
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Report
Community:
Apr 16, 2019
Over the past several years, a dizzying array of new technology platforms have emerged with the shared aim of enabling health care organizations to more easily identify and refer patients to social service organizations. This guide was developed to help safety net health care organizations understand the landscape of these community resource referral platforms and learn from early adopters’ experiences using them.

Authored by: Yuri Cartier, Caroline Fichtenberg, and Laura Gottlieb for Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network
Topics: Health, Partnerships, Research
Shared by Housing Is on May 2, 2019

Community Resource Referral Platforms: A Guide for Health Care Organizations

Report
Apr 16, 2019
Yuri Cartier, Caroline Fichtenberg, and Laura Gottlieb for Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network
Over the past several years, a dizzying array of new technology platforms have emerged with the shared aim of enabling health care organizations to more easily identify and refer patients to social service organizations.
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Video
Community:

Authored by: CA Accountable Community for Health
Topics: Community development, Health
Shared by Housing Is on May 2, 2019
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Podcast
Community:
Padma Thangaraj, MS, PMP, is the Vice President of Information Services & Analytics at All Chicago Making Homelessness History, a nonprofit organization that is working to integrate housing, health, and human services data to coordinate care for Chicago residents that are experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness. As one of the pilot awardees of DASH CIC-START, All Chicago worked to refine their mechanisms for exchanging data between hospitals, health care payers, and the county’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). She joined the podcast to share her lessons learned and advice for others working to improve improve residential stability and health outcomes through the integration of HMIS and other data.

Authored by: All In: Data for Community Health
Topics: Data sharing, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Midwest
Shared by Housing Is on May 2, 2019

Coordinating Care for People Experiencing or At-Risk for Homelessness in Chicago, IL

Podcast
All In: Data for Community Health
Padma Thangaraj, MS, PMP, is the Vice President of Information Services & Analytics at All Chicago Making Homelessness History, a nonprofit organization that is working to integrate housing, health, and human services data to coordinate care for Chicago residents that are experiencing housing in
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News Article
Community:
Apr 30, 2019
Call it boarding house 2.0. Startup PadSplit, based in Atlanta, has a novel approach to solving the affordable housing crisis—shared homes, with private bedrooms for residents (or members, as they’re called), fixed utility costs and a business model that makes it all profitable for property owners.

Authored by: Anne Field for Forbes
Topics: Housing, South
Shared by Housing Is on May 2, 2019

Can A Modern-Day Rooming House Solve The Affordable Housing Crisis?

News Article
Apr 30, 2019
Anne Field for Forbes
Call it boarding house 2.0. Startup PadSplit, based in Atlanta, has a novel approach to solving the affordable housing crisis—shared homes, with private bedrooms for residents (or members, as they’re called), fixed utility costs and a business model that makes it all profitable for property owners.
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News Article
Community:
Apr 27, 2019
Nationwide, the arrival of white homeowners in places they’ve long avoided is jolting the economics of the land beneath everyone.

Authored by: Emily Badger, Quoctrung Bui, and Robert Gebeloff for The New York Times
Topics: Housing, Racial inequalities
Shared by Housing Is on May 2, 2019
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News Article
Community:
Apr 25, 2019
The Cook County Board on Thursday passed limits on the practice of asking potential tenants about their criminal histories, despite pleas to hold off until landlords and property owners had a chance to air their concerns.

Authored by: Rachel Hinton for Chicago Sun Times
Topics: Criminal justice, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Racial inequalities
Shared by Housing Is on May 2, 2019
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Publication
Community:
May 1, 2019
Focusing on traditional neighborhood measures such as disadvantage and segregation rarely reveals how specific policies, powerful decisionmakers, and institutions built on racial hierarchy generate and maintain racial health disparities. To help researchers, policymakers, and practitioners consider how best to recognize and incorporate structural racism in the study of place-based health disparities, this literature review highlights four lessons researchers can use to more directly study the connection between structural racism and health.

Authored by: How Housing Matters for The Urban Institute
Topics: Health, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Housing Is on May 2, 2019

Four Ways to Integrate a Structural Racism Lens into Neighborhood Health Research

Publication
May 1, 2019
How Housing Matters for The Urban Institute
Focusing on traditional neighborhood measures such as disadvantage and segregation rarely reveals how specific policies, powerful decisionmakers, and institutions built on racial hierarchy generate and maintain racial health disparities.
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Interactive
Community:
NHC’s annual release of Paycheck to Paycheck provides insights into the ability of working households to afford typical housing in metropolitan areas across the country. The published report highlights the housing affordability challenges of workers within the construction industry across 259 metropolitan areas. See our methodology for more information on how we come up with our numbers (or use the same methodology to do your own analysis).

Authored by: National Housing Conference
Topics: Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income
Shared by Housing Is on May 1, 2019
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Publication
Community:
Moving Health Care Upstream (MHCU) is based on the belief that health systems can address persistent and costly health inequities by moving “upstream”—beyond the walls of hospitals and clinics and into the communities, collaborating with community-based organizations to address the root causes of disease. The various areas of work within MHCU share a common focus-supporting hospitals and community stakeholders in testing and spreading strategies to move upstream, and sharing “what works” to inform the field and accelerate the upstream movement in the field as a whole. Policy Learning Labs are one example of MHCU’s work to spread knowledge and accelerate action in the field.

Authored by: Nemours, Moving Health Care Upstream, and Change Lab Solutions
Topics: Child welfare, Early childhood, Food insecurity, Green, Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Nutrition, Partnerships, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on May 1, 2019

Policy Learning Lab Compendium of Research & Technical Assistance Memos

Publication
Nemours, Moving Health Care Upstream, and Change Lab Solutions
Moving Health Care Upstream (MHCU) is based on the belief that health systems can address persistent and costly health inequities by moving “upstream”—beyond the walls of hospitals and clinics and into the communities, collaborating with community-based organizations to address the root causes of di
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Policy Brief
Community:
Congress has an important opportunity in 2019 to improve the health of millions of our nation’s children by passing a strong reauthorization that protects and strengthens the child nutrition programs. These successful, cost-effective federal nutrition programs play a critical role in helping children in low-income families achieve access to child care, educational, and enrichment activities while improving overall nutrition, health, development, and academic achievement.

Authored by: Feeding America and Food Research & Action Center
Topics: Child welfare, Early childhood, Food insecurity, Funding, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Nutrition
Shared by Housing Is on May 1, 2019
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News Article
Community:
Apr 30, 2019
Jonathan Rose is on a mission is to develop "communities that enhance opportunity for all." As the Founder and President of Jonathan Rose Companies, his firm’s work has touched many aspects of community health; working with cities and not-for-profits to build affordable and mixed-income housing, cultural, health and educational infrastructure, and advocates for neighborhoods to be enriched with parks and open space, mass transit, jobs, and healthy food

Authored by: Afdhel Aziz for Forbes
Topics: Education, Health, Housing, Partnerships, Place-based
Shared by Housing Is on Apr 30, 2019

The Power of Purpose: How Jonathan Rose is Creating 'Communities of Opportunity'

News Article
Apr 30, 2019
Afdhel Aziz for Forbes
Jonathan Rose is on a mission is to develop "communities that enhance opportunity for all." As the Founder and President of Jonathan Rose Companies, his firm’s work has touched many aspects of community health; working with cities and not-for-profits to build affordable and mixed-income ho
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Research
Community:
Apr 29, 2019
When following the mother–child pair from pregnancy through five years postpartum, the estimated cost is $14.2 billion for births in 2017, or an average of $32,000 for every mother–child pair affected but not treated.

Authored by: Mathematica
Topics: Dual-generation, Early childhood, Mental health, Pre-natal, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Apr 30, 2019
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Interactive
Community:
Self-paced courses for home visitors and supervisors and webinars that cover: the basics of home visiting, foundations of infant mental health in home visiting, domestic violence in home visiting, substance abuse in home visiting, the impact of trauma on home visiting, building engaging and collaborative relationships with families, and home visiting with families during pregnancy.

Authored by: The Ounce
Topics: Child welfare, Early childhood, Health, Home visiting
Shared by Housing Is on Apr 29, 2019
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Research
Community:
Apr 23, 2019
Sweeping changes designed to make the food more nutritious in a federal assistance program for low-income families reduced the risk for obesity for 4-year-olds who had been on the program since birth, according to new research.

Authored by: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Topics: Early childhood, Food insecurity, Low-income, Nutrition, Obesity, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Apr 29, 2019

UCLA-Tulane study finds improved WIC food packages reduced children's risk for obesity

Research
Apr 23, 2019
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Sweeping changes designed to make the food more nutritious in a federal assistance program for low-income families reduced the risk for obesity for 4-year-olds who had been on the program since birth, according to new research.