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Research Oct 25, 2018
In contrast to the portrayal of homelessness as affecting people with behavioral health problems or low employment capacity, cycles of homelessness could reflect job shifts that bring a household in or out of poverty. To assess the connections between employment and homelessness, researchers focused on three topics: (1) employment and earnings before, during, and after adults used a homeless shelter; (2) changes in employment and earnings in connection to shelter entry and exit; and (3) employment and earnings differences between adults who are homeless as part of a family versus as...

Authored by: Stephen Metraux, Jamison Fargo, Nicholas Eng, and Dennis Culhane for Cityscape
Topics: Asset building, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Research, Stability, Workforce development
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 25, 2018
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News Article Oct 24, 2018
Around the country, there is a growing understanding that survivors of domestic violence often need more than emergency shelter to become safe from violence and establish stable homes. Communities are employing innovative strategies and practices that help address survivors’ unique situations, such as flexible funding and domestic violence rapid re-housing. This momentum is matched by increasing resources from federal, state, and local funders interested in supporting safe housing solutions. But until stakeholders recognize the extent of the need for safe housing, many survivors will continue...

Authored by: Pef Hacskaylo for How Housing Matters
Topics: Domestic violence, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Partnerships, Safety
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 25, 2018
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Publication Jan 1, 2018
More than 50 years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, what would it take to meaningfully reduce residential segregation and/or to mitigate its negative consequences in the United States? In this volume, leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers grapple with this question, examining different aspects of the complex and deeply rooted problem of residential segregation and proposing concrete steps that could achieve meaningful change withing the next ten to fifteen years.

Authored by: Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
Topics: Community development, Legislation & Policy, Mobility, Place-based, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 25, 2018
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Interactive Oct 16, 2018
Based on civil rights data released by the U.S. Department of Education, ProPublica has built an interactive database to examine racial disparities in educational opportunities and school discipline. Look up more than 96,000 individual public and charter schools and 17,000 districts to see how they compare with their counterparts.

Authored by: Lena V. Groeger, Annie Waldman, and David Eads for ProPublica
Topics: Education, Racial inequalities, Research, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 25, 2018
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Interactive Oct 24, 2018
The Opportunity Zone Fund Directory is a list of current Opportunity Zone funding opportunities compiled by the National Coalition of State Housing Agencies staff. This resource provides descriptions and contact information for publicly-announced funds that have been formed for the purpose of attracting investment in Opportunity Zones.

Authored by: National Coalition of State Housing Agencies
Topics: Community development, Legislation & Policy, Place-based
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 25, 2018
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Report Oct 24, 2018
CLPHA’s Housing Is Initiative is engaged in a number of cross-sector activities focused on developing partnerships, facilitating a community of practice, resource development, promoting best practices, online collaboration, policy and advocacy, and training and education. Read about recent activities in this Fall Update.

Topics: Child welfare, CLPHA, Community development, Cost effectiveness, Data sharing, Early childhood, Education, Family engagement, Funding, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Partnerships, Place-based, Post-secondary, Research, Stability, Substance abuse, Workforce development, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 24, 2018
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News Article Oct 16, 2018
Some community colleges have found innovative partnerships with their public housing authorities may help combat student homelessness.

Authored by: Ashley A. Smith for Inside Higher Ed
Topics: Asset building, CLPHA, Education, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Midwest, Pacific Northwest, Partnerships, Post-secondary, Stability, Workforce development
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 24, 2018
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News Article Oct 9, 2018
Sweet Water Foundation transformed four blocks in Englewood to cultivate community and help build skills, resources, and opportunities for residents.

Authored by: MacArthur Foundation
Topics: Community development, Family engagement, Food insecurity, Green, Health, Low-income, Midwest, Nutrition, Partnerships, Place-based, Sustainability, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 24, 2018
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News Article Oct 15, 2018
Emergency room visits for homelessness surged at a large urban children’s hospital after Massachusetts made it harder for families to get into shelters, a new study suggests.

Authored by: Lisa Rapaport for Reuters
Topics: Child welfare, East Coast, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 22, 2018
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Policy Brief Oct 9, 2018
This brief highlights evidence on nutrition supports for families with young children and proposes a policy-focused research agenda designed to address knowledge gaps in two areas: (1) understanding disparities in participation in nutrition supports and (2) assessing strategies to increase access to nutrition supports and reduce nutrition disparities.

Authored by: Mathematica
Topics: Child welfare, Dual-generation, Early childhood, Food insecurity, Low-income, Nutrition, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 22, 2018
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Policy Brief Oct 9, 2018
This brief highlights evidence on income support policies, and associated work requirements, for families with young children and proposes a policy-focused research agenda designed to address knowledge gaps in two areas: (1) understanding disparities in participation in income supports and (2) assessing innovative strategies to reduce disparities in income supports.

Authored by: Mathematica
Topics: Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Research, Workforce development
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 22, 2018
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Policy Brief Oct 9, 2018
This brief highlights evidence about early care and education (ECE) access and presents a policy-focused research agenda designed to fill knowledge gaps in three areas: (1) documenting disparities in access to and participation in ECE, (2) identifying and assessing innovations to reduce disparities, and (3) identifying and testing strategies to scale up effective ECE programs.

Authored by: Mathematica
Topics: Early childhood, Education, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Research, School-readiness
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 22, 2018
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Policy Brief Oct 9, 2018
Research shows that the earliest years of life are a critical period of human development. Young children’s earliest relationships and experiences have a strong influence on brain development and future health and well-being. Young children’s foundational relationships and experiences occur in the context of families and communities. Yet, low-income families—especially families of color and rural families—often do not have access to the basic necessities and resources to foster the nurturing experiences and stimulating environments that young children need to thrive. What is needed are...

Authored by: Mathematica
Topics: Child welfare, Dual-generation, Early childhood, Low-income, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 22, 2018
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Research Oct 3, 2018
Two new research briefs use recent data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014) to explore characteristics of children enrolled in Head Start and the leaders and teachers who guide the programs.

Authored by: Mathematica
Topics: Child welfare, Early childhood, Low-income, Research, School-readiness
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 22, 2018
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Interactive
Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty? The Opportunity Atlas answers this question using anonymous data following 20 million Americans from childhood to their mid-30s. Now you can trace the roots of today's affluence and poverty back to the neighborhoods where people grew up. See where and for whom opportunity has been missing, and develop local solutions to help more children rise out of poverty.

Authored by: Census Bureau, Harvard University, and Brown University
Topics: Asset building, Child welfare, Dual-generation, Early childhood, Education, Health, Housing, Low-income, Mobility, Stability, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Oct 12, 2018
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Report
Assisted housing mobility is both a housing policy and a civil rights practice, giving low income families participating in our largest federal housing program – the Housing Choice Voucher program – a real choice to move to neighborhoods and communities of their choice, including high opportunity communities from which they have been traditionally excluded.

Authored by: Housing Choice Partners, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Inclusive Communities Project, PRRAC
Topics: Education, Housing, Low-income, Mobility
Shared by Housing Is on Oct 12, 2018
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Research Oct 11, 2018
Public preschool programs are one way state and local governments can support immigrant children and families. We estimate that opening preschool to all children who speak languages other than English at home would lead to 3,200 new low-income preschoolers (from those already eligible) and up to 92,000 additional enrollees (from those newly eligible).

Authored by: Erica Greenberg, Victoria Rosenboom, Hamutal Bernstein for Urban Institute
Topics: Early childhood, Education, Immigrants, Low-income, Metrics, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 11, 2018
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News Article Oct 7, 2018
The HUB is finalizing rules that ban lying down and sprawling out on couches, sleeping for more than 30 minutes, using the restroom for cutting hair or bathing, and panhandling.

Authored by: Scott Greenstone for The Seattle Times
Topics: Homelessness, Pacific Northwest, Post-secondary, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 11, 2018
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News Article Oct 9, 2018
About 6 percent of baby boomers and 17 percent of African American baby boomers have been homeless at some point in their lives, according to the first national study in decades to look at lifetime homeless rates. The study, released last month, suggests older black Americans are about three times more likely to experience homelessness than white Americans.

Authored by: Jeff Stein for The Washington Post
Topics: Homelessness, Housing, Racial inequalities, Research, Seniors
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 11, 2018
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Webinar Aug 29, 2018
Half of public housing authorities (PHAs) are engaged in at least one health initiative, almost all in partnership with the health sector, according to a new report by the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) and the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC).Health Starts at Home: A National Snapshot of Public Housing Authorities' Health Partnerships finds that PHAs are key players in addressing the intersection of housing and health and that deepening partnerships between PHAs and health providers can better serve residents' and communities’ health...

Authored by: CLPHA
Topics: CLPHA, Dual-eligibles, Health, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Nutrition, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Research, Seniors
Shared by Housing Is on Oct 11, 2018
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Interactive
The NYU Furman Center and Abt Associates have launched LocalHousingSolutions.org, an online, interactive resource to help communities create and implement comprehensive local housing strategies that promote housing affordability. CLPHA was involved with the design of the site as one of forty housing industry stakeholders selected to participate in the National Community of Practice on Local Housing Policy. Local Housing Solutions offers a new framework for helping cities address affordability challenges as part of a comprehensive and balanced housing strategy. These challenges are complex...

Authored by: Abt Associates and NYU Furman Center
Topics: CLPHA, Housing, Low-income, Partnerships, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 10, 2018
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Interactive
HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) is pleased to announce the 2019 Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition. The competition encourages multidisciplinary graduate student teams to submit innovative solutions for a real-world affordable housing project that incorporate design, planning, finance, and larger community elements.

Authored by: PD&R Edge Online Magazine
Topics: Funding, Housing, Low-income, Partnerships, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 10, 2018
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Publication
On September 20, 2018, a panel of researchers and practitioners discussed new research and ongoing challenges associated with the HCV program at HUD’s Quarterly Update from the Office of Policy Development and Research.

Authored by: PD&R Edge Online Magazine
Topics: Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Mobility, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 10, 2018
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Interactive
This initiative is generating innovative ideas that will help us address the affordable housing crisis in America and further support our broad mission to create housing opportunities that are safe, sustainable, and affordable, while managing risk to protect lenders, homeowners, and taxpayers. Specifically, The Challenge is a $10 million commitment by Fannie Mae to generate affordable housing solutions that will help Fannie Mae address the nation’s affordable housing issues by advancing sustainable communities–those providing residents integrated opportunities for employment, health and...

Authored by: Fannie Mae
Topics: Education, Funding, Health, Housing, Low-income, Workforce development
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 10, 2018
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Report Jul 26, 2018
Neighborhoods where insecure housing overlaps with higher rates of emergency department use may be promising areas for interventions under Medicaid value-based payment

Authored by: United Hospital Fund
Topics: East Coast, Health, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Stability
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Oct 10, 2018