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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 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 ...

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Funding, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 17, 2018
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Policy Brief Jul 17, 2018
The Denver Social Impact Bond program is an initiative aimed at measurably improving the lives of people most in need by driving resources towards better, more effective programs. Social Impact Bonds are a unique type of performance-based contract where private and/or philanthropic lenders loan funds to accomplish a specific objective and are repaid based on whether the program achieves its goals. Denver’s Social Impact Bond program will use funds from lenders to provide housing and supportive case management services to at least 250 homeless individuals who frequently use the city’s...

Topics: Community development, Cost effectiveness, Criminal justice, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Partnerships, Stability, Substance abuse, West Coast
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Case study Jul 17, 2018
The Mariposa Healthy Living Initiative began in 2009, when the Denver Housing Authority and its master planning team established physical, mental, and community health as a proxy to understand how redevelopment actions would change the quality of life for residents. The Initiative recognizes that the built environment is a determinant of health outcomes, which ultimately influence the quality and length of life for residents. The Initiative uses a responsive and rigorous approach to address environmental and social determinants of health, which include Healthy Housing, Environmental...

Topics: Housing, Low-income, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Research, Safety, Transportation, West Coast
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Case study Jul 17, 2018
The South Lincoln Health Impact Assessment (HIA) focuses on the redevelopment master plan for the Denver Housing Authority’s South Lincoln Homes community in downtown Denver. The rapid HIA and masterplan was a four-month process that began in April 2009. The HIA identifies potential health impacts and recommends changes to optimize positive and minimize negative health consequences for the South Lincoln neighborhood. This assessment includes community demographic and socioeconomic information, identified potential health issues, interviews available surveys, and limited body measurement data...

Topics: Child welfare, Community development, Disabilities, Dual-generation, Health, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Metrics, Nutrition, Preventative care, Research, Safety
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 17, 2018
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Research 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.

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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Case study Jul 13, 2018
The Conway Center is a project of a nonprofit housing and services organization, So Others Might Eat, and a federally qualified health center, Unity Health Care, in Washington, DC. This $90 million community development initiative will colocate employment training, health care services, and affordable housing under one roof in Ward 7, an area of DC experiencing high poverty and unemployment, and poor health outcomes. The partnership aims to improve access to affordable rental housing, increase livable-wage job attainment, and connect residents to high-quality health care services. Although...

Topics: Community development, Cost effectiveness, Food insecurity, Health, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Place-based, Stability
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Publication Jul 13, 2018
This guide is organized around five steps, each of which includes concrete ways to get started as well as links to additional resources. These five steps will help you build a case for why and how Medicaid can be structured at the state and local levels to pay for services in permanent supportive housing. When building a case you need to know some basics of Medicaid and the types of services you want Medicaid to cover. in order to convince Medicaid administrators and other health care payers to support your efforts, you need to have evidence of need for and impact of supportive housing and...

Topics: Affordable Care Act, Data sharing, Funding, Health, Homelessness, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 13, 2018
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Publication Jul 13, 2018
This paper offers strategic guidance in building, assessing and/or strengthening various types of partnerships between Health Center Program Grantees, behavioral health providers and supportive housing providers. Whether you represent one of these types of organizations or you are merely curious about health and housing partnerships, you can use this guide as your roadmap.

Topics: Data sharing, Dual-eligibles, Health, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Supportive housing
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Publication Jul 13, 2018
Recognizing the layers to developing a health and housing partnership, this Literature Review and Resource Bank is intended to provide background and data resources that can be used in grant applications or in conversations with potential funders in the effort to foster new health and supportive housing partnerships.

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Criminal justice, Data sharing, Dual-eligibles, Funding, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Partnerships, Post-secondary, Preventative care, Research, Seniors, Substance abuse, Supportive housing, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 13, 2018
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Report Jul 13, 2018
This document highlights actions states and other entities have taken to improve service delivery and financing of the services delivered by supportive housing providers.

Topics: Health, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 13, 2018
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Policy Brief Jul 13, 2018
A Toolkit for State Agencies

Topics: Affordable Care Act, Health, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare
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Publication Jul 13, 2018

Topics: CLPHA, Data sharing, Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Preventative care, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 13, 2018
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Publication Jul 13, 2018
This fact sheet describes how a landlord may legally prohibit smoking in common spaces and individual units, and explains how to implement a smokefree policy in compliance with the rent control law, where applicable. It also includes options for addressing possible enforcement and compliance issues that may arise once a policy is in place.

Topics: Family engagement, Health, Housing, Low-income, Smoke-free, West Coast
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 13, 2018
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Policy Brief Jul 13, 2018
This report is intended to help public health advocates and policymakers formulate input into the QAP process, with the objective of developing healthier homes. We describe the rationale for including a wide range of public health-related criteria in QAPs, identify and describe QAP criteria that can have a positive impact on public health, and suggest how public health advocates can get involved in revising their state QAPs.

Topics: Exercise, Funding, Health, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Place-based, Safety, Smoke-free
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 13, 2018
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Policy Brief Jul 13, 2018
Practitioners and community advocates working at the intersection of housing and health have a unique role to play, both in guaranteeing quality affordable housing remains available for people of all incomes, and in making sure new investments in neighborhoods contribute to a healthy environment. To support those efforts, this guide includes the following: An overview of how renewed interest in urban centers is affecting housing affordability; A summary of the research linking rising housing costs to poor health outcomes; A set of key recommendations communities should consider as part of an...

Topics: Funding, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, RAD, Safety
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 13, 2018
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Policy Brief Jul 13, 2018
The tools and strategies included here provide communities with ideas and inspiration to help them plan for healthy housing for all their residents. They include best practices culled from across the United States as well as new ideas.

Topics: Funding, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Racial inequalities, RAD
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Publication Jul 13, 2018
This guide is intended to provide information to public health department staff and advocates about the many public agencies that make policy decisions and implement projects  related to the physical environment.

Topics: Child welfare, Community development, Education, Exercise, Green, Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Place-based, Safety, Smoke-free, Stability, Substance abuse, West Coast
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 13, 2018
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Report Jul 12, 2018
The structure of the evaluation is designed around several research domains that, together, provide a comprehensive assessment of the Community-based Care Transitions Program. The research concentrates on the following areas: • Program Implementation/Operational Issues. • Beneficiary Participation. • Provider Participation. • Utilization and Readmissions. • Costs/Savings. • Quality Monitoring and Quality Improvement. • Unintended Consequences.

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Data sharing, Health, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Seniors
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 12, 2018
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Publication Jul 12, 2018
This brief aims to bring attention to non-Medicaid funding sources that states could potentially blend or braid to address social determinants of health and other needs that are not typically covered by Medicaid. It is intended to familiarize state Medicaid, public health, and other state policymakers with the funding streams of other agencies, and sketch out a continuum of options to help states coordinate funding to better serve the needs of low-income populations. Because this brief focuses on services for adult Medicaid beneficiaries, it does not address many of the funding sources...

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Data sharing, Dual-eligibles, Food insecurity, Funding, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Partnerships, Research, Substance abuse
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Publication Jul 12, 2018
With the new administration and Congress, policymakers have an opportunity to forge an enduring bipartisan consensus on affordable rental housing. There is more agreement between the two political parties than one might think: Strengthening the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, expanding the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program, continuing efforts to reduce homelessness, infusing real choice into the housing voucher program by enabling greater mobility, expanding self-sufficiency and asset-building incentives, and reducing regulatory...

Topics: Dual-generation, Funding, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Mobility, RAD, Research
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Publication Jul 12, 2018
This report examines four specific aspects of the challenge before us: • The need for a much greater supply of homes affordable to our nation’s lowest-income seniors. • The importance of transforming homes and communities so that seniors can age with options, a desire shared by the overwhelming majority of older adults. • The imperative to better integrate health care and supportive services with housing, recognizing that this integration has the potential to improve health outcomes for seniors and reduce the costs borne by the health care system. • The need to deploy technologies on a far...

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Funding, Health, Home visiting, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Seniors, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 12, 2018
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Case study Jul 12, 2018
The Trauma Informed Community Building (TICB) model is based on BRIDGE Housing Corporation’s experience doing community building work over the past five years in the Potrero Terrace and Annex public housing sites in San Francisco, CA.

Topics: Child welfare, Community development, Dual-generation, Family engagement, Low-income, Mental health, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Research, Safety
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Publication Jul 12, 2018
The purpose of the Statement of Authorizations is to delegate to the Agency the authority to pursue locally driven policies, procedures and programs with the aim of developing better, more efficient ways to provide housing assistance and incentives to self-sufficiency to low, very-low, and extremely low-income families.

Topics: Cost effectiveness, Family engagement, MTW
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 12, 2018
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Research 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.

Topics: Exercise, Health, Housing, Low-income, Obesity, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 12, 2018
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Publication Jul 12, 2018

Topics: Child welfare, Dental, Early childhood, Education, Exercise, Family engagement, Health, Housing, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Nutrition, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Seniors, Vision
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 12, 2018