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Report Aug 9, 2018
In the fall of 2011, a request for the submission of best practices was sent to public housing agencies (PHAs) and VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) that administer the program via the HUDVASH listserv. Over 50 best practices accounts were submitted in response to the request. The practices below have been compiled based on these accounts, which were cross-referenced with monthly data on agency performance and further developed through phone interviews.

Topics: Health, Housing, Partnerships
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Report Aug 9, 2018
UnitedHealthcare provides health insurance benefits to more than 40 million people across the country. In the past decade, it has addressed housing as a social determinant of health at the national level through policy leadership and financial investments, and at the state level working with local communities to connect Medicaid participants to stable housing. Through this work, UnitedHealthcare has overcome a myriad of challenges associated with siloed health and housing fields at all levels of policy and implementation. This case study explores how this national health payer has integrated...

Topics: Affordable Care Act, Data sharing, Funding, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships
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Publication Aug 9, 2018
Introduction to supportive housing and notes from the field

Topics: Health, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Partnerships, Supportive housing
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Policy Brief Aug 9, 2018
In a post health care reform era, Medicaid programs need to build system capacity to effectively manage increasingly complex Medicaid populations while simultaneously seeking innovative solutions to reduce costs and improve access. As states are increasingly becoming more reliant upon managed care for complex populations – such as individuals in need of long-term services and supports, those with intellectual or developmental disabilities, individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, as well as children with special health care needs – the needs of these populations range far beyond...

Topics: Funding, Health, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships
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Report Aug 9, 2018
Information on PHPC Programs

Topics: Health, Housing, Mental health, Partnerships
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Publication Aug 9, 2018
Trauma is a set of normal human responses to stressful and threatening experiences (National Center for PTSD, 2007). Low-income and public housing residents may experience cumulative trauma resulting from daily stressors of violence and concentrated poverty, as well as historic and structural conditions of racism and disenfranchisement. We present a model of Trauma Informed Community Building (TICB) that addresses the challenges trauma poses to traditional community building strategies. TICB strategies de-escalate chaos and stress, build social cohesion and foster community resiliency over...

Topics: Community development, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Racial inequalities
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Report Aug 9, 2018
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless created the Denver Housing First Collaborative (DHFC) in 2003 with funding provided by a collaboration of federal agencies. The DHFC involved CCH as the lead agency, Denver Department of Human Services (DDHS), Denver Health (DHHA), Arapahoe House, the Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) and the Denver VA Medical Center. The DHFC is designed to provide comprehensive housing and supportive services to chronically homeless individuals with disabilities. Initial federal funding created the capacity to house and serve 100 chronically homeless individuals...

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Funding, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Pacific Northwest, Partnerships, Research, Stability, Supportive housing
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Policy Brief Aug 9, 2018
Everyone needs safe, decent, stable housing. For some of the most vulnerable people in America — people with mental illness, chronic health conditions, histories of trauma, and other struggles — a home helps them to get adequate treatment and start on the path toward recovery. But some conditions make it difficult for people to maintain a stable home without additional help. Supportive housing, a highly effective strategy that combines affordable housing with intensive coordinated services, can provide that needed assistance.

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Disabilities, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Place-based, Seniors, Supportive housing
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Case study Aug 9, 2018
The Vita Health & Wellness District is a one-mile corridor in Stamford, Connecticut, that has positioned itself as a “health-themed neighborhood,” offering mixed-income housing, health care services, community farming, early childhood education programming, and supportive services to residents. Led by the city’s public housing authority Charter Oak Communities and Stamford Hospital, this collaboration of city agencies and community-based organizations has focused on building physical and social capacity in a distressed neighborhood, with an emphasis on leveraging collective investments to...

Topics: Community development, Education, Food insecurity, Funding, Health, Housing, Nutrition, Partnerships
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Research Aug 9, 2018
Annuities, long-term care insurance (LTCI), and reverse mortgages appear to offer important consumption smoothing benefits to the elderly, yet private markets for these products are small. A prominent idea is to combine LTCI and annuities to alleviate both supply (selection) and demand (liquidity) problems in these markets. This paper shows that if consumers typically liquidate home equity only in the event of illness, then LTCI and annuities become substitutes and less attractive. Simulations confirm that without home equity loans, both LTCI and constant real annuities may be welfare...

Topics: Asset building, Health, Housing, Medicaid / Medicare, Seniors
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Policy Brief Aug 9, 2018
Social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions that affect health outcomes and are the underlying, contributing factors of health inequities. Examples include housing, educational attainment, employment and the environment.

Topics: Affordable Care Act, Disabilities, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Partnerships, Place-based, Substance abuse, Supportive housing
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Policy Brief Aug 9, 2018
This brief outlines how state agencies can employ shared measurement and joint accountability across sectors as tools for improving population health outcomes. States can use these tools to drive coordination of preventive efforts and broaden the boundaries of population health achievements that no sector, or isolated incentive, can achieve alone.

Topics: Child welfare, Data sharing, Education, Family engagement, Health, Housing, Low-income, Metrics
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Research Aug 9, 2018
For almost two decades now, cities around the country have been demolishing traditional public housing and relocating residents to subsidized private market rental housing. In this paper, we examine sense of place, consisting of both community and place attachment, among a sample of Atlanta public housing residents prior to relocation.

Topics: Asset building, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Mental health, Mobility, Research, South, Stability
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Interactive Aug 9, 2018
Mental health assessment

Topics: Health, Mental health
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Mental health assessment

Topics: Health, Mental health
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Case study Aug 9, 2018
Health care payment and delivery models that challenge providers to be accountable for outcomes have fueled interest in community-level partnerships that address the behavioral, social, and economic determinants of health.We describe how Hennepin Health—a county-based safety-net accountable care organization in Minnesota—has forged such a partnership to redesign the health care workforce and improve the coordination of the physical, behavioral, social, and economic dimensions of care for an expanded community of Medicaid beneficiaries.

Topics: Affordable Care Act, Cost effectiveness, Health, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Metrics, Partnerships, Research
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Report Aug 9, 2018
Beginning in 2014, with the support of the Kresge Foundation, SAHF engaged its members in efforts to build collaborative relationships with partners from the healthcare sector, in order to implement joint initiatives to demonstrate the contributions of service-enriched housing to the healthcare system. Although many of our members have established work with healthcare stakeholders, few have direct partnerships with insurers. Subsequently, this endeavor focused on collaboration with Medicaid payers. In partnership with Health Management Associates (HMA), target markets and potential Medicaid...

Topics: Health, Housing, Low-income, Partnerships
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Policy Brief Aug 9, 2018
Federal rules on immigrant youth and families are changing rapidly, from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This brief provides basic information about eligibility for education services, and practical suggestions for schools.

Authored by: ScoolHouse Connection
Topics: Child welfare, Education, Immigrants, Legislation & Policy
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Policy Brief Aug 9, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) amended the McKinney-Vento Act’s Education for Homeless Children and Youth program, as well as Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The ESSA amendments include many provisions designed to improve training, identification, enrollment, stability, and success, from pre-school through high school, and the transition to post-secondary education. A brief summary is provided.

Authored by: SchoolHouse Connection
Topics: Early childhood, Education, Homelessness, Legislation & Policy
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Publication Aug 9, 2018
This short document provides basic information to help housing and homeless assistance providers advocate with their families and youth for appropriate educational services, from birth through higher education. The rights and protections outlined here apply to all children and youth experiencing homelessness, as defined by the education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Act.

Authored by: SchoolHouse Connection
Topics: Child welfare, Early childhood, Education, Homelessness, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, School-readiness
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Report Aug 1, 2018
Through the hard work of communities around the country, we now have proof of something that we didn’t before—that ending homelessness is achievable. Home, Together builds upon what we have learned from states and communities over time, and lays out the strategies we know we must advance at the federal level in order to support and accelerate state and local progress.

Authored by: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
Topics: Cost effectiveness, Data sharing, Disabilities, Dual-generation, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Mental health, Partnerships, Preventative care, Racial inequalities, Stability, Substance abuse, Supportive housing
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Research Aug 1, 2018
We examined the impact of long-term (6 months or more) vacant housing and various durations of vacancy on a variety of health outcomes at the neighborhood level across three types of U.S. metropolitan areas (metros): (1) those that have experienced consistently strong growth, (2) those that have undergone weak growth, and (3) those hit hardest by the foreclosure crisis

Topics: Asset building, Asthma, Community development, Health, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Metrics, Research, Safety, Transportation
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Research Aug 1, 2018
Housing may influence health through various mechanisms and is recognized as a social determinant of health. This study investigated the influence of rental assistance on modifiable health risk factors and behaviors using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Participants receiving rental assistance were compared with participants not receiving rental assistance on body mass index (BMI), obesity, smoking, alcohol use, and physical activity

Topics: Exercise, Health, Housing, Low-income, Metrics, Nutrition, Obesity, Partnerships, Racial inequalities, Research, Smoke-free, Substance abuse
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Research Aug 1, 2018
Homelessness among children is correlated with developmental delays, fair or poor health, and high healthcare utilization. Associations of homelessness specifically among infants younger than 12 months, however, are unknown. This study evaluates homelessness during infancy as a risk for adverse infant and maternal health and hardship.

Topics: Child welfare, Depression, Disabilities, Dual-generation, Early childhood, Education, Family engagement, Food insecurity, Grade-level proficiency, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Metrics, Partnerships, Pre-natal, Research, School-readiness, Youth
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Research Aug 1, 2018
This study draws on qualitative interview data to examine transitions into rent-assisted housing as they relate to diabetes self-management behaviors.

Topics: East Coast, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Metrics, Nutrition, Research, Stability
Shared by Housing Is on Aug 1, 2018