Resources

 

Welcome to Resources! Explore research, policy, news, and other resources related to housing, education, and health, as well as share your own content. Use the commenting feature to interact and collaborate with other users.

 
Found 1045 resources.
0
0
0
0
Research 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.

Topics: Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 27, 2018
0
0
0
0
Research 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.

Topics: Health, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Metrics, Mobility, Nutrition, Racial inequalities, Research, South
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 27, 2018
0
0
0
0
Report Jul 27, 2018
On June 24th, HUD released the 2010 Public Housing Capital Needs Study. In general, the study shows that since the last capital needs study in 1998, federal appropriations have been too low to make significant progress at reducing the backlog of capital needs. The study also shows that ongoing accrual costs have increased by about 15 percent. These findings reinforce CLPHA’s call for additional capital investment in public housing through increased appropriations levels and new approaches to leverage private capital.

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Disabilities, Energy, Funding, Lead, RAD, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 27, 2018
0
0
0
0
Publication Jul 27, 2018
On January 1, 2014, in states that have chosen to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, nearly all chronically homeless people who lacked health insurance became eligible for Medicaid. This Primer offers state Medicaid officials and other interested parties strategies for using Medicaid to meet the needs of this very vulnerable population--some strategies that have succeeded in the past and some that are emerging under provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Topics: Affordable Care Act, Criminal justice, Disabilities, Dual-eligibles, Funding, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Partnerships, Stability, Substance abuse, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 27, 2018
0
0
0
0
News Article Jul 27, 2018
Health promotion interventions in public housing communities have the potential to reduce obesity among residents, a new study shows. Changes in their environment, such as fresh food trucks, walking groups, screenings, and cooking demos, helped Boston residents eat better and get more exercise.

Authored by: University of Washington School of Medicine
Topics: East Coast, Exercise, Food insecurity, Health, Housing, Low-income, Nutrition, Obesity, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 27, 2018
0
0
0
0
Publication Jan 1, 2018
SAHF members believe that connecting residents of affordable housing with needed supports – such as educational resources or health services – can help vulnerable families and seniors achieve a better quality of life. SAHF began the Outcomes Initiative to create a common framework for its members to demonstrate with data the impact on residents of providing housing-based services and support in the five key areas listed below.

Authored by: Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF)
Topics: Asset building, Cost effectiveness, Dual-generation, Education, Exercise, Food insecurity, Health, Housing, Mental health, Metrics, Nutrition, Safety, Stability
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 26, 2018
0
0
0
0
Research 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.

Topics: Community development, Funding, Metrics, Partnerships, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 24, 2018
0
0
0
0
Report Jul 24, 2018
The Affordable Housing Task Force began with an assumption that there was a compelling need to address the changing landscape of housing affordability in Pittsburgh. Through research, discussion, and community and stakeholder engagement, the Task Force has arrived at recommendations that respond to both the assumption and the realities of affordable housing in the city.

Topics: Community development, Funding, Housing, Low-income, Partnerships, Seniors
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 24, 2018
0
0
0
0
Publication Jul 24, 2018
The community development “industry”—a network of nonprofit service providers, real estate developers, financial institutions, foundations, and government—draws on public subsidies and other financing to transform impoverished neighborhoods into better-functioning communities. Although such activity positively affects the “upstream” causes of poor health, the community development industry rarely collaborates with the health sector or even considers health effects in its work. We propose a four-point plan to help ensure that existing and future collaborations achieve positive outcomes and...

Topics: Community development, Food insecurity, Funding, Health, Low-income, Partnerships, Supportive housing, Transportation
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 24, 2018
0
0
0
0
Publication Jul 24, 2018
Through the coordinated care model, those paying for health care get a better value and health plan consumers get higher quality care at a price we can all afford. And Oregonians are experiencing improved, more integrated care. With a focus on primary care and prevention, health plans and their providers using the coordinated care model are able to better manage chronic conditions and keep people healthy and out of the emergency department.

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Data sharing, Health, Metrics, Partnerships
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 24, 2018
0
0
0
0
Research 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’...

Topics: East Coast, Homelessness, Housing, Mental health, Place-based, Research, Substance abuse, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
0
0
0
0
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. This is followed by a discussion of outstanding measurement issues before the concluding section.

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Research, Safety
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
0
0
0
0
Publication Jul 23, 2018
Both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and New York State (NYS) have embarked on an ambitious journey to improve outcomes for patients and populations, reward the delivery of high value care by providers, and increase long-term financial sustainability. In this document, New York State presents an approach to maximally align CMS’ payment reform efforts for Medicare to the NYS’ Medicaid Payment Reform Roadmap which has recently been approved by CMS.

Topics: Funding, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
0
0
0
0
Publication Jul 23, 2018
Part of New York State’s Homelessness Action Plan includes an investment of new supportive housing resources and services over the next five years to address vulnerable populations experiencing homelessness. Therefore, the availability of and access to various support services such as employment and training opportunities, parenting, counseling, independent living skills training, primary healthcare, substance disorder treatment and mental health care, child care, and benefits advocacy are critical components of any project funded under this plan.

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Criminal justice, Disabilities, Domestic violence, Foster care, Funding, Homelessness, Housing, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Substance abuse, Supportive housing, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
0
0
0
0
Case study Jul 23, 2018
Time and again, taking a narrow view of health care has proven ineffective in producing meaningful change. Yet the current thrust of health care reform remains firmly focused on traditional health care services. Reforms such as care coordination models and patient centered medical homes are necessary but insufficient for homeless populations with complex problems. Pairing such reforms with supportive housing is more likely to result in lasting health improvements and reduced costs.

Topics: Cost effectiveness, East Coast, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Medicaid / Medicare, Place-based, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
0
0
0
0
Research 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.

Topics: Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Smoke-free
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
0
0
0
0
Policy Brief Jul 23, 2018
Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) health centers have an integrated approach to delivering primary health care, health promotion, and disease prevention. PHPC health centers work closely with public housing authorities to address the health and wellness needs of the diverse residents.

Topics: Funding, Health, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Partnerships, Place-based
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
0
0
0
0
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. 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...

Topics: Child welfare, Cost effectiveness, Dual-generation, Education, Housing, Low-income, Mobility, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
0
0
0
0
Publication Jul 23, 2018
FAQs regarding MAGI rules (2013)

Topics: Medicaid / Medicare
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
0
0
0
0
Report Jul 23, 2018
The aim of the study was to understand how policy capacity was defined and managed by state health leaders in different political environments during the implementation of the ACA. We conducted a total of 24 interviews, 18 with state executive agency officials and six with legislators from 10 states. The the final sample includes two states from the Northeast, three from the South, three from the Midwest, and two from the West.

Topics: Affordable Care Act, Funding, Health, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
0
0
0
0
Report Jul 23, 2018
The aim of the study was to understand how policy capacity was defined and managed by state health leaders in different political environments during the implementation of the ACA. Working with a sample of states—large and small, red and blue, actively reformist or more circumspect, etc.—the research team interviewed 18 state executive agency officials and six legislators from 10 states about their experiences developing and sustaining the capacity needed for major transformations in health care

Topics: Affordable Care Act, Funding, Health, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
0
0
0
0
Report Jul 23, 2018
States are implementing accountable care organizations (ACOs) to  improve health care quality and better manage costs for Medicaid  populations. Core components that define Medicaid ACOs are: the  payment model; quality measurement approach; and the data  strategy. This brief provides an overview of these core ACO elements and profiles how nine states -Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, and Vermont -have structured their Medicaid ACOs. For each state, it outlines key ACO characteristics; details unique payment, quality, and data  approaches; and spotlights ...

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Data sharing, Health, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Metrics
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
0
0
0
0
Publication Jul 23, 2018
States are realizing the potential benefits associated with integrating medical care and social services, and are beginning to take the first steps toward developing financing and payment models that encourage this connection. This brief, made possible by The Commonwealth Fund, reviews potential financing mechanisms to facilitate integration, with a particular focus on Medicaid. Drawing from interviews with experts across the country, it offers models ranging from one time seed funding for pilot projects to blended or braided financing arrangements that support comprehensive integration. The...

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Funding, Health, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
0
0
0
0
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. 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.

Topics: Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Midwest, Mobility, Racial inequalities, Research, Safety
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 23, 2018
0
0
0
0
Interactive Jul 20, 2018
Kaiser Permanente NW Community Benefit intends to award at least $1.5 million in community grants to support organizations that help people with behavioral health challenges to secure and maintain safe, stable housing. A minimum of five grants of up to $325,000 will be awarded for projects lasting 3 ½ years. Projects must include the involvement of peers or community health workers (CHWs) and must involve collaboration between housing providers, health care providers (including behavioral health service providers) and those community organizations employing peers or CHWs.

Topics: Funding, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Mental health, Pacific Northwest, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Substance abuse
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 20, 2018