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Housing Is Working Group 2022-2023 Calendar

Join the Housing Is Working Group to discuss special topics related to cross-sector initiatives and programmatic considerations particularly focused on the intersections of housing, health, and education.

This year’s public webinars cover topics such as environmental resiliency, Medicaid redetermination, and digital equity!

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Elements of a Successful Partnership

With generous support from the MacArthur Foundation, CLPHA developed an in-depth report on regional housing-education collaborations taking place at housing authorities across the Pacific-Northwest.

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Communications
Community:
Aug 30, 2022
Join the Housing Is Working Group for webinars, member updates, and round table discussions! This resource provides the 2022-2023 Calendar of Events.

Authored by: Housing Is
Topics: CLPHA, Housing
Shared by Camille Anoll on Aug 30, 2022
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Report
Community:
Sep 22, 2022
New research from Urban Institute housing experts explores the characteristics of youth and young adults living in federally assisted housing and the neighborhoods in which they live. Stable housing is essential for young people as they transition from adolescence to adulthood, and public housing agencies often play a critical role in providing them with affordable homes. In 2021 alone, 755,000 youth (people ages 14 to 18) and 513,000 young adults (people ages 19 to 25) received federal housing assistance. Youth and young adult heads of household in federally assisted housing tend to have extremely low incomes. They are less likely to live in metropolitan areas, and 11 percent were experiencing homelessness at the time of their admission into housing. Little information is available about these young people and their experiences accessing stable and affordable housing, and this brief demonstrates that more work must be done to guide service providers, advocates, and policymakers to strengthen supports and services. If you have questions or would like to speak with the research team, please email me at aelsbree@urban.org.

Authored by: Olivia Fiol, Matthew Gerken, Susan J. Popkin, and Abby Boshart for THE URBAN INSTITUTE
Topics: Child welfare, Housing, Stability, Youth
Shared by Sandra Ware on Oct 4, 2022
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Publication
Community:
Sep 23, 2022
NCHPH has catalogued promising practices on health center and housing partnerships that were identified during T/TA activities. Some promising practices in this publication include collaboration strategies to address COVID-19, flu vaccination efforts, smoking cessation, access to health care, and more.

Authored by: National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH)
Topics: Health
Shared by Gabe Castro on Sep 23, 2022
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Community:
Sep 23, 2022
This brief describes the findings of an online mapping resource that shows the distribution of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) indicators across counties with Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) health centers.

Authored by: National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH)
Topics: Place-based
Shared by Gabe Castro on Sep 23, 2022

Snapshot of Social Determinants of Health in Public Housing Primary Care Communities

Publication
Sep 23, 2022
National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH)
This brief describes the findings of an online mapping resource that shows the distribution of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) indicators across counties with Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) health centers.
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Publication
Community:
Sep 23, 2022
Getting regular exercise can be a challenge, but there are many positive benefits, particularly for people with diabetes.

Authored by: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Topics: Exercise, Health, Healthy homes, Nutrition
Shared by Gabe Castro on Sep 23, 2022

How Health Centers Can Promote Benefits of Exercise to Diabetic Public Housing Residents and Promising Practices

Publication
Sep 23, 2022
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Getting regular exercise can be a challenge, but there are many positive benefits, particularly for people with diabetes.
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Community:
Sep 23, 2022
The Effects of ‘Food Deserts’ on Public Housing Residents Living with Diabetes

Authored by: National Center for Health in Public Housing
Topics: Energy, Exercise, Health, Healthy homes, Mobility, Nutrition
Shared by Gabe Castro on Sep 23, 2022
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Publication
Community:
May 1, 2022
This toolkit by NCHPH and NNCC provides information and resources for health center staff to partner and collaborate more effectively with their local housing authorities and with other providers serving residents of public housing and other low-income housing.

Authored by: National Center of Health In Public Housing
Topics: Health, Partnerships
Shared by Camille Anoll on Sep 23, 2022

HEALTHY TOGETHER: A Toolkit for Health Center Collaborations with HUD Assisted Housing and Community-Based Organizations

Publication
May 1, 2022
National Center of Health In Public Housing
This toolkit by NCHPH and NNCC provides information and resources for health center staff to partner and collaborate more effectively with their local housing authorities and with other providers serving residents of public housing and other low-income housing.
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Webinar
Community:
Sep 13, 2022
View this webinar to learn more about actions public housing authorities can take to promote environmental resiliency in their communities. We first heard from Natalie Hildt Treat, senior policy advisor for Building Electrification Initiative at Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM). Treat discussed NESCAUM’s efforts in the field of environmental resiliency, including her work helping states harness the power of clean, efficient electric building technologies to meet their climate and air quality goals. Next, we heard a case study about how the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) has worked with their partner, Groundwork Hudson Valley, to incorporate environmental resiliency into their neighborhoods. Wilson Kimball, president and CEO of MHACY, and Brigitte Griswold, executive director of Groundwork Hudson Valley, shared how their partnership has leveraged data to understand the most vulnerable areas in their communities and address flooding and urban heat concerns.

Authored by: Housing Is
Topics: Energy, Environmental Resiliency/Climate Change, Green, Healthy homes, Sustainability
Shared by Camille Anoll on Sep 14, 2022
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Report
Community:
Aug 26, 2022
But availability of federal infrastructure money creates opportunities to close service gaps

Authored by: PEW, Anna Read & Kelly Wert
Topics: Research
Shared by Camille Anoll on Sep 2, 2022
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Research
Community:
Jul 19, 2022
This ebook, authored by Next City, explores ways that creative placemaking can expand opportunities for low-income people living in disinvested communities. The journalism Next City has produced for the series “For Whom, By Whom” chronicles how creative placemaking can expand opportunities for low-income people living in disinvested communities. These stories give lie to the false narrative that such neighborhoods are home to violence and deprivation instead of talent, imagination, and solutions. Here are communities that produce incredible feats despite being terminally under-resourced, and despite systemic neglect that has persisted for generations.

Authored by:
Topics: Community development, Mobility, Place-based, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Malcolm Guy on Jul 19, 2022
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Video
Community:
Jul 15, 2022
People with disabilities have a place to turn to find information on COVID-19. They can contact the Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) to find vaccine locations, make appointments and arrange for transportation. Trained staff at DIAL can also help people with disabilities track down community supports to help with independent living, such as services that help with health care benefits, financial assistance, housing, food and more. DIAL, operated as a collaboration between a consortium of organizations serving people with disabilities and USAging, is funded by the Administration for Community Living. Staff at DIAL can also make referrals to local disability organizations. For more information, watch this short informational video.

Authored by: Administration for Community Living
Topics: Advocacy, Asset building, Disabilities, Legislation & Policy, Mobility, Stability, Supportive housing
Shared by Karina George on Jul 15, 2022
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Interactive
Community:
Jun 29, 2022
In 2020 we launched a dedicated effort to learn more about legal issues surrounding unaccompanied minors experiencing homelessness. This project was intended to guide both organizations’ ongoing work and advocacy and develop resources to help the field better prevent and end homelessness among minors. This toolkit includes: • Key issues and challenges for minors experiencing homelessness; • Strategies and lessons learned from advocacy for state minor consent to services laws (including questions to consider); • Legal issues and considerations relevant to host homes for minors; • Working towards equity while serving minors; • Child welfare and youth homelessness; and • Additional legal and policy issues.

Authored by: National Network for Youth
Topics: Advocacy, Child welfare, Community development, Education, Foster care, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Racial inequalities, Research, Supportive housing, Sustainability, Youth
Shared by Karina George on Jun 29, 2022

Toolkit: Overcoming Legal and Policy Barriers to serving minors experiencing homelessness - a collection of resources for youth advocates

Interactive
Jun 29, 2022
National Network for Youth
In 2020 we launched a dedicated effort to learn more about legal issues surrounding unaccompanied minors experiencing homelessness.
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Report
Community:
Jun 29, 2022
Looking largely at the 2020-2021 school year, the report is chock-full of information about how schools apply research-based strategies in a variety of different contexts – from very different school systems across multiple states – to make research translate into positive experiences and outcomes for students and their teachers in three critical areas: • Instructional work, where math or English-language-arts teams, including instructional coaches, special-education teachers, and English learner/multilingual teachers, work to improve the quality of instruction within classrooms. • Early Warning and Response strategies, where grade-level or cross-functional teams work to create more supportive school environments, where young people are connected to adults, each other, and the school community. • Well-Matched Postsecondary initiatives, where school-based teams of counselors, service providers, district and school leaders, teachers, and other staff band together to implement evidence-based strategies and processes that support postsecondary application, enrollment, and persistence. At its heart, improvement is about learning. Each of these networks study their own work, and consistently and strategically make adaptations to increase their effectiveness as the organizational hub supporting schools. And they demonstrate how lessons need not fade away, but when codified, systematized, and shared, they can deepen our collective capacity to accelerate the field’s learning and growth.

Authored by:
Topics: Advocacy, Attendance, Child welfare, CLPHA, Community development, Education, Grade-level proficiency, Housing, Literacy, Low-income, Partnerships, Place-based, Supportive housing, Sustainability, Youth
Shared by Karina George on Jun 29, 2022

Lessons from Networks for School Improvement: School Year 2020-2021

Report
Jun 29, 2022
Looking largely at the 2020-2021 school year, the report is chock-full of information about how schools apply research-based strategies in a variety of different contexts – from very different school systems across multiple states – to make research translate into positive experiences and outcomes f
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Report
Community:
Jun 27, 2022
We have an abundance of talent that is ready to reimagine early childhood and well-being in America for our youngest children and families, but we do not have an abundance of leadership experiences that nurture, propel, and position them as the dynamic leaders our country urgently needs. Leadership that reflects the full diversity and genius of our communities, sectors, identities, and lived experiences matters now more than ever. In Toward A More Equitable Tomorrow: A Landscape Analysis of Early Childhood Leadership, we uncover the essentials for future leadership investments that value and center equity—especially racial equity and inclusion—to surface new possibilities and equitable prosperity moving forward. Insights from stakeholders including state and federal cabinet directors, service providers, funders, and parents offer powerful perspectives to guide the future early childhood field, and guide those who seek to accelerate families’ well-being, educational success, and economic mobility. Ascend at the Aspen Institute is embracing this moment as a renewal, and also as a redoubling of our commitment to remake our systems and our society. This means centering children and families with a focus not simply on eliminating persistent inequities such as poverty, polarization, and racism, but on ensuring pathways to prosperity and well-being. With support from the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Bezos Family Foundation, Ascend undertook a robust landscape analysis of the early childhood field. More than 80 leaders—from research, practice, policy, philanthropy, and families with young children—shared their insights for this report. It was augmented by a review of 20 mission-aligned leadership efforts. Our inquiry was grounded in an intentional focus on racial, economic, and gender equity; respect for the advances made; commitment to innovation; and an open mind to new approaches, possibilities, and power.

Authored by: Ascend at the Aspen Institute
Topics: Advocacy, Asset building, Child welfare, CLPHA, Early childhood, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Racial inequalities, Research, Supportive housing, Sustainability, Youth
Shared by Karina George on Jun 27, 2022

Toward a More Equitable Tomorrow: A Landscape Analysis of Early Childhood Leadership

Report
Jun 27, 2022
Ascend at the Aspen Institute
We have an abundance of talent that is ready to reimagine early childhood and well-being in America for our youngest children and families, but we do not have an abundance of leadership experiences that nurture, propel, and position them as the dynamic leaders our country urgently needs.
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Report
Community:
Jun 27, 2022
A robust research base indicates the importance of high quality early care and education in relation to a host of long term health, education, and employment outcomes. The concept of “quality” in these programs has been the focus of much attention and resources, particularly over the last decade. Most states have established definitions of quality through quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) and allocated accompanying resources to support early care and education providers to progress toward higher levels of quality. Unfortunately, with few exceptions, definitions of “quality” have been sorely lacking attention to equity and to the unique experiences that disproportionately affect children from historically marginalized communities. This report addresses a fundamental content flaw in QRISs by operationalizing equity indicators. These indicators are grounded and organized by the CEP’s 14 priorities to advance equity in early care and education systems, published in a 2020 report, in partnership with eight national organizations. States can use these indicators to inform QRIS redesign efforts to advance equity and improve transparency for families.

Authored by: The Children's Equity Project (CEP)
Topics: Advocacy, CLPHA, Communications, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Metrics, Racial inequalities, Research, Supportive housing, Sustainability
Shared by Karina George on Jun 27, 2022

Equity is Quality and Quality is Equity: Operationalizing Equity in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

Report
Jun 27, 2022
The Children's Equity Project (CEP)
A robust research base indicates the importance of high quality early care and education in relation to a host of long term health, education, and employment outcomes. The concept of “quality” in these programs has been the focus of much attention and resources, particularly over the last decade.
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Video
Community:
Jun 17, 2022
This is the recording of a small group discussion on the Build American, Buy American (BABA) Act and its implications for PHAs. The notes were taken to document feedback from CLPHA members on the Federal Register Request for Information Notice on the Build America, Buy America Act. The information documented below does not constitute CLPHA’s official position or response to the RFI.

Authored by:
Topics: Housing, Legislation & Policy, Place-based
Shared by Malcolm Guy on Jun 21, 2022
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Community:
Jun 21, 2022
In this webinar, we heard from the Housing Authority of the City of Austin about how they fund and sustain their resident programs. Head of Strategic Initiatives and Resource Development, Catherine Crago, discussed how their nonprofit subsidiary, Austin Pathways, assists with blending and braiding financing, including corporate and philanthropic funding and in-kind gifts. This webinar is part on an ongoing series sponsored by the Housing Is Working Group. It is a collective of public housing authorities and non-profit organizations working in health, education, and housing sectors coming together monthly via virtual meetings and other forums to discuss cross-sector work and challenges.

Authored by:
Topics: Advocacy, CLPHA, Data sharing, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Supportive housing, Sustainability
Shared by Karina George on Jun 21, 2022
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Video
Community:
Jun 17, 2022
When public libraries and public housing authorities intentionally join forces, the benefits are real and lasting for those living in public housing. This session highlights the partnership between Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and Cleveland Public Library (CPL). CMHA and CPL executive leaders will discuss how their agencies strategically aligned their vision for impact and are meeting community needs through the library’s free and accessible resources. CMHA and CPL leaders will also share strategies for creating effective cross-sector partnerships that can drive greater economic mobility and better education and health outcomes for individuals and families.

Authored by:
Topics: Advocacy, Asset building, CLPHA, Education, Family engagement, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Literacy, Low-income, Supportive housing
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022

CLPHA Housing Is Summit 2022: Deepening Community Impact Through Housing Authority and Library Partnerships

Video
Jun 17, 2022
When public libraries and public housing authorities intentionally join forces, the benefits are real and lasting for those living in public housing. This session highlights the partnership between Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and Cleveland Public Library (CPL).
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Video
Community:
Jun 17, 2022
The Vancouver Housing Authority collaborated with a Federally Qualified Health Center and a homeless crisis response system to develop a network of scattered-site and site-based supportive housing. This moderated discussion will cover how VHA paired Housing Choice Vouchers and public housing with a Medicaid-funded supportive housing benefit to serve people identified by the community’s Coordinated Entry as needing supportive housing. Speakers will also discuss the challenges faced through the process, model adjustments made, and evaluation of the work through matching housing data and Medicaid utilization data.

Authored by:
Topics: Advocacy, CLPHA, Data sharing, Family engagement, Health, Healthy homes, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Research, Stability, Sustainability
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022
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Video
Community:
Jun 17, 2022
The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) has formed a partnership with the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus (HCGC) and their Central Ohio Pathways HUB to provide supportive services to all 14,000 CMHA-assisted households. HCGC’s HUB is a nationally certified program focused on addressing the Social Determinants of Health in an effort to improve health outcomes for at-risk populations. The HUB oversees 10 Care Coordination Agencies (CCAs) and their employed Community Health Workers (CHWs) to provide these services. The HUB contracts with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, who provide payments to the HUB for services called Pathways delivered to their members.

Authored by:
Topics: Advocacy, Community development, Housing, Partnerships, Racial inequalities, Research, Supportive housing, Sustainability
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022

CLPHA Housing Is Summit 2022: A Sustainable Approach to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

Video
Jun 17, 2022
The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) has formed a partnership with the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus (HCGC) and their Central Ohio Pathways HUB to provide supportive services to all 14,000 CMHA-assisted households.
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Video
Community:
Jun 17, 2022
The Administration for Community Living’s Aging and Disability Network is a multifaceted service infrastructure for older adults and people with disabilities so they can find housing and obtain services like chore assistance, delivered meals, and transportation. By partnering with this community infrastructure, PHAs can improve voucher utilization and leverage and align resources so older adults, people with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness —all priority populations for federal housing assistance—can obtain supportive services needed to attain housing stability, optimize well-being, and avoid homelessness and costly institutional care. Join this session to learn about PHA partnerships with this infrastructure, discuss the dynamics of cross-sector partnerships in community-driven approaches, and discover opportunities available through the Housing and Services Resource Center.

Authored by:
Topics: Advocacy, Community development, Disabilities, Health, Housing, Partnerships, Research, Seniors, Supportive housing, Sustainability
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022

CLPHA Housing Is Summit 2022: Housing Stability Partnership Opportunities with the Disability and Aging Networks

Video
Jun 17, 2022
The Administration for Community Living’s Aging and Disability Network is a multifaceted service infrastructure for older adults and people with disabilities so they can find housing and obtain services like chore assistance, delivered meals, and transportation.
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Community:
Jun 17, 2022
NYC was an epicenter at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the city’s population density continues to be a driver of the deep, ongoing public health crisis. As NYC’s largest residential landlord, The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) unsurprisingly works with a number of health partners to bring information and services to residents, but the Authority hasn’t stopped there. Learn how NYCHA has leveraged partnerships at the intersection of health, housing, and economic opportunity to expand pathways for residents into health training and jobs during the past two years, and what’s on the horizon for the next phase of this exciting work.

Authored by:
Topics: Advocacy, Asset building, CLPHA, Health, Healthy homes, Housing
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022
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Video
Community:
Jun 17, 2022
Housing providers are uniquely positioned to find innovative and meaningful ways to engage residents with lived experience in program design and implementation to ensure investments are focused, efficient, and culturally appropriate. Learn how the King County Housing Authority in Washington and The Community Builders in Cincinnati, OH are responding to the needs and desires of their residents in new ways that leverage the assets and strengths of their residents to ensure that young children thrive. Attendees will leave this session with new ideas to incorporate resident input in early childhood programming to make it more effective.

Authored by:
Topics: Advocacy, CLPHA, Education, Family engagement, Housing, Low-income, Research, Supportive housing, Sustainability
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022

CLPHA Housing Is Summit 2022: Designing and Implementing Programs with Residents and Families at the Center

Video
Jun 17, 2022
Housing providers are uniquely positioned to find innovative and meaningful ways to engage residents with lived experience in program design and implementation to ensure investments are focused, efficient, and culturally appropriate.
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Community:
Jun 17, 2022
This panel discussion will examine the results of efforts to significantly expand the reach of HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program through partnerships between the nonprofit Compass Working Capital and the Boston and Cambridge Housing Authorities. Panelists will discuss their program model and its evaluation, how they have scaled up FSS, what results they have experienced to date, and where they plan to go from here. An FSS program participant will participate in the panel and share their perspective on how the program has benefitted them.

Authored by:
Topics: Advocacy, Asset building, CLPHA, Early childhood, Education, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Research, Supportive housing
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022

CLPHA Housing Is Summit 2022: Taking FSS to Scale - Lessons from Compass' Partnerships in Boston and Cambridge

Video
Jun 17, 2022
This panel discussion will examine the results of efforts to significantly expand the reach of HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program through partnerships between the nonprofit Compass Working Capital and the Boston and Cambridge Housing Authorities.
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Community:
Jun 17, 2022
This session will review the extent to which local jurisdictions engaged with school districts in the 2016-17 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) process and preview the potential for PHAs to engage with school districts and school data in the upcoming renewal of the HUD AFFH process.

Authored by:
Topics: Advocacy, Attendance, CLPHA, Data sharing, Education, Family engagement, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Research, Sustainability
Shared by Karina George on Jun 17, 2022

CLPHA Housing Is Summit 2022: Working with School Districts and School Data

Video
Jun 17, 2022
This session will review the extent to which local jurisdictions engaged with school districts in the 2016-17 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) process and preview the potential for PHAs to engage with school districts and school data in the upcoming renewal of the HUD AFFH process.