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Research 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.

Topics: Asset building, Housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 20, 2018
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Report Jul 20, 2018
This issue brief outlines ways in which Medicaid can support integrated strategies and, based on telephone interviews with key informants, profiles three current initiatives that illustrate distinctly different approaches to linking Medicaid and supportive housing. The three initiatives include one launched by a city (Philadelphia), one by a state (Louisiana), and one by a Medicaid MCO (Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care in Phoenix, Arizona). They target special populations including homeless individuals, people with a wide range of disabilities, and adults with mental health and/or substance use...

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 20, 2018
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Policy Brief Jul 20, 2018
Of course, the limited rental income generated by public housing properties does not meet the operating and capital costs of public housing properties, and thus Congress appropriates funds to meet these costs. The Capital Fund is the only dedicated source of annual funding available to make capital improvements—repairs and replacements beyond ordinary maintenance—to public housing. Each year, housing authorities nationwide receive a proportional share of the annual Capital Fund appropriation based on the ongoing accrual needs and the backlog of capital needs at each property

Topics: CLPHA, Funding, Legislation & Policy
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 20, 2018
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Report Jul 20, 2018
This report catalogues and describes the MTW innovations that participating PHAs and the study team consider most important and far-reaching in their effect on residents, the agency, and the local community. The report is largely descriptive and does not attempt to measure the results of the innovations undertaken by MTW PHAs. However, it does classify the innovations, discuss their significance, and explain how they make use of the flexibility afforded by MTW.

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Funding, Housing, Mobility, MTW
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 20, 2018
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Publication Jul 20, 2018
The involvement of public-private partnerships in housing programs has grown steadily since HUD’s formation in 1965. Depending on their goals, previous administrations have framed P3s as a means of either expanding or reducing the federal government’s role in housing and urban development.

Topics: Community development, Funding, Legislation & Policy, Partnerships, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 20, 2018
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Policy Brief Jul 20, 2018
This report examines several ways in which health care changes created by the ACA, and other health care reform initiatives, create the potential for affordable housing providers to collaborate with health care providers, insurers, and other institutions to support the wellbeing of low-income individuals and families.

Topics: Affordable Care Act, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 20, 2018
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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.

Topics: Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Stability
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 20, 2018
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Research 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.

Topics: Depression, Health, Housing, Mental health, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 20, 2018
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Publication Jul 19, 2018
Assisting public housing residents on the path towards self-sufficiency requires going beyond providing decent, safe, and affordable housing. Public housing residents may face barriers to employment, such as limited education, job skills and/or proficiency in the English language. This toolkit is a resource for both frontline staff and management. It offers examples of how partnerships between DOL and HUD can increase public housing resident employment and create mutual benefit for both agencies.

Topics: Criminal justice, Disabilities, Funding, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, MTW, Partnerships, Workforce development
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Policy Brief Jul 19, 2018
The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes the conditions under which protected health information may be used or disclosed by covered entities for research purposes.

Topics: Data sharing, Health, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Policy Brief Jul 19, 2018
This policy brief examines how the physical inspection process can promote healthy affordable housing. A review of housing quality issues linked to health and the role of physical inspections to improve health is provided.

Topics: Asthma, Child welfare, Health, Housing, Lead, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Preventative care, Safety
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Case study Jul 19, 2018
Acknowledging the link between housing instability and expensive health care utilization, Hennepin Health began to include housing interventions in its approach to care coordination and service integration. Through care coordination efforts, this health reform initiative strives to improve quality of care and patient experience while lowering overall costs. Interventions to address housing instability include the Hennepin Health Social Services Navigation Team and Hennepin Health’s partnerships with the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and the Hennepin County’s Heading Home Hennepin...

Topics: Health, Homelessness, Housing, Partnerships, Pre-natal, Research, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Interactive Jul 19, 2018
The Building Healthy Neighborhoods series explores the crucial elements to build a culture of health, education and economic mobility in lower-income communities.

Topics: Community development, Health, Housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Report Jul 19, 2018
As prospects seem to diminish for the next generation being better off than the current one, it is essential to elevate the successful work being done to address intergenerational poverty and create an intergenerational path of opportunity. Practical State Solutions profiles effective solutions from Ascend partners throughout the United States and the work driven by leaders in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Utah. It contains recommendations on processes that lead to better outcomes for families, lessons learned on engaging and bringing families to...

Topics: Asset building, Child welfare, Criminal justice, Dual-generation, Early childhood, Family engagement, Funding, Health, Legislation & Policy, Post-secondary, Workforce development
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Publication Jul 19, 2018
Young adults ages 18-24 require specific, targeted services and interventions from the juvenile justice and homelessness service providers with whom they interact if they are to achieve successful outcomes and avoid longterm harms. This resource is intended to assist policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders in applying an earlier report, “Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice Involvement and Youth Homelessness: Principles for Change.” in their work with and on behalf of young people in this age group who are under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system.

Topics: Criminal justice, Homelessness, Partnerships, Racial inequalities, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Policy Brief Jul 19, 2018
While links between housing deficiencies and health conditions are well substantiated, research evaluating the health benefits of specific interventions has been limited. There is, however, some evidence that multifaceted interventions may lead to improvements in health of children and families, as well as to reduced use of medical services.

Topics: Community development, Funding, Health, Healthy homes, Medicaid / Medicare, Seniors
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Report Jul 19, 2018
In December 2016, federal and state policymakers examined health and housing issues at a meeting convened in Washington, D.C., by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) with support from The Commonwealth Fund. The goal of the meeting was to identify concrete policy recommendations and actionable steps to align health and housing programs to ensure that people with high service needs receive the housing and supportive services they need to become and stay healthy. This report summarizes their findings and recommendations

Topics: Data sharing, Disabilities, Health, Homelessness, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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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. 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...

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
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Infographics Jul 19, 2018
School readiness, school attendance, and summer learning

Topics: Attendance, Dual-generation, Early childhood, Education, Family engagement, Grade-level proficiency, Literacy, Out-of-school time, School-readiness
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 19, 2018
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Publication Jul 18, 2018
Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach to improving the health of a community by incorporating health, sustainability, and equity considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas. One of the key objectives of Health in All Policies is to create lasting change in government structures and processes.

Topics: Community development, Health, Legislation & Policy, Partnerships, Preventative care
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 18, 2018
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Research 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...

Topics: Health, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 18, 2018
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Report Jul 18, 2018
This Issue Brief provides an update on the beneficiary experience in the first two demonstrations that were implemented as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Financial Alignment Initiative to test integrated care and financing models for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. The Washington Health Homes MFFS demonstration, a managed fee-forservice model demonstration, and the Massachusetts One Care demonstration, a capitated model demonstration, began operations on July 1st and October 1st of 2013, respectively. For the purposes of this report, special populations...

Topics: East Coast, Health, Healthy homes, Immigrants, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Pacific Northwest, Partnerships, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 18, 2018
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Report Jul 18, 2018
This Issue Brief describes the results of focus groups conducted in six States as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Financial Alignment Initiative to test integrated care and financing models for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. Five of these States—California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Virginia—are implementing a capitated model demonstration in which Medicare-Medicaid Plans (MMPs) provide coordinated benefits and access to new and flexible services through a person-centered care model. One, Washington, is implementing a managed fee-for-service model demonstration...

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Health, Healthy homes, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 18, 2018
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Policy Brief Jul 17, 2018
Medicaid is the nation’s public health insurance program for people with low income. The Medicaid program covers more than 70 million Americans, or 1 in 5, including many with complex and costly needs for care. The vast majority of Medicaid enrollees lack access to other affordable health insurance. Medicaid covers a broad array of health services and limits enrollee out-of-pocket costs. The program is also the principal source of long-term care coverage for Americans. As the nation’s single largest insurer, Medicaid provides significant financing for hospitals, community health centers,...

Topics: Affordable Care Act, Funding, Health, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 17, 2018
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Report Jul 17, 2018
This final report on MDRC’s evaluation of Jobs-Plus describes the program’s impacts, that is, the difference it made for residents in Jobs-Plus developments in comparison with residents living in similar developments who did not receive the program. These findings offer important lessons to policymakers and program administrators about how to increase the economic self-sufficiency of public housing residents.

Topics: Asset building, Community development, Cost effectiveness, Legislation & Policy, Metrics, Research, Workforce development
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 17, 2018