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5th Annual Housing Is Summit on May 16-17

Join us for our 5th annual Housing Is Summit on May 16-17, 2019, in Washington, D.C. This unique two-day conference brings together diverse housing, health, and education stakeholders to explore innovative system alignment efforts and develop cross-sector solutions to complex challenges all three sectors face.

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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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National Snapshot of PHA-Health Partnerships

The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) provides new data about public housing authorities’ partnerships with the health sector and offers recommendations to encourage collaboration between these affordable housing providers and their health system partners.

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Register Now: 2019 Housing Is Summit

We are excited to announce that the annual Housing Is Summit will be held on May 16-17, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Summit will offer two days of plenary speakers, breakout sessions, and caucus discussions devoted to cross-sector thinking on housing, health, and education, as well as opportunities for action. We hope you can join us!

 
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Publication
Community:
“Families are borrowing from already-limited food budgets to keep a roof over their heads”

Authored by: Opportunity Starts at Home
Topics: Food insecurity, Housing, Nutrition, Partnerships, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 18, 2019
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Community:
Access To Affordable Housing Increases Stability For Vulnerable Households And Helps Avert Homelessness.

Authored by: Opportunity Starts at Home
Topics: Homelessness, Housing, Partnerships, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 18, 2019
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Community:
Investments in affordable housing are a proven catalyst for economic growth, job creation, and development.

Authored by: Opportunity Starts at Home
Topics: Cost effectiveness, Housing, Partnerships, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 18, 2019
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Community:
Safe, affordable housing enables low-income people to climb up the income ladder and achieve the American Dream.

Authored by: Opportunity Starts at Home
Topics: Asset building, Housing, Mobility, Partnerships, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 18, 2019
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Community:
"Residential segregation is at the heart of racial inequality in the country. All of the disparities in the U.S. — in education, in income, wealth, employment, health — between the races are all fundamentally linked to residential segregation. There’s no real way to deal with disparities between black and white people without dealing with this."

Authored by: Opportunity Starts at Home
Topics: Housing, Low-income, Partnerships, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 18, 2019
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Community:
Individuals transitioning out of the criminal justice system need a good place to call home so that they can reconnect with society and rebuild their lives.

Authored by: Opportunity Starts at Home
Topics: Criminal justice, Homelessness, Housing, Partnerships, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 18, 2019
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Community:
Quality affordable housing can be a “vaccine” which prevents long-term health problems and promotes healthy, productive lives. When a family’s housing situation is unaffordable and unstable, chances to lead a healthy life dwindle rapidly.

Authored by: Opportunity Starts at Home
Topics: Child welfare, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Partnerships, Seniors, Stability
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 18, 2019
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Community:
Teachers know that children learn better and are more likely to graduate when they live in a stable, affordable home.

Authored by: Opportunity Starts at Home
Topics: Child welfare, Early childhood, Education, Housing, Partnerships, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 18, 2019
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News Article
Community:
May 15, 2018
Since federal public housing assistance was first created in 1939 amid the Great Depression, public housing advocates have struggled with how to move low-income families to higher-opportunity neighborhoods, typically defined as neighborhoods with less poverty (though experts argue there are other ways to measure opportunity, including quality of schools and access to public transportation, and KCHA uses a broader “opportunity index” to compare locations). The Moving to Opportunity program, a federal demonstration in the 1990s, documented outcomes of families moving to neighborhoods with lower poverty rates. The program didn’t show immediate health and economic gains at its conclusion, but in 2015, a landmark paper by Raj Chetty and others showed that for children who moved before the age of 13, the economic and social gains were dramatic. Not coincidentally, 12 and younger was the target age for kids participating in the KCHA opportunity moves.

Authored by: Rebecca Gale for Slate
Topics: Child welfare, CLPHA, Early childhood, Education, Mobility, MTW, Pacific Northwest, Partnerships
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 18, 2019

The Seattle Area is Solving on of Housing's Biggest Challenges

News Article
May 15, 2018
Rebecca Gale for Slate
Since federal public housing assistance was first created in 1939 amid the Great Depression, public housing advocates have struggled with how to move low-income families to higher-opportunity neighborhoods, typically defined as neighborhoods with less poverty (though experts argue there are other wa
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Community:
Jan 16, 2019
We know that these patients [high-need, high-cost (HCHC)] make up 5 percent of the population but account for 50 percent of health care costs. As a result, HNHC patients are receiving heightened attention because they have serious health care challenges and are likely to benefit from targeted care management.

Authored by: Dana Jean-Baptiste for Mathematica
Topics: Health, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 17, 2019
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Community:
Jan 14, 2019
The San Jose Unified School District has its own plan: raze aging school buildings, send their students to new facilities, and turn that land into affordable rental housing for at least 300 teachers and school workers.

Authored by: Dana Goldstein for The New York Times
Topics: Education, Housing, Low-income, Partnerships, Stability, West Coast
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 17, 2019
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Community:
Jan 14, 2019
The city of Oakland has kicked people off the streets and moved them into cabin communities. But this ‘innovative solution’ is leaving some behind.

Authored by: Sam Levin for The Guardian
Topics: Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, West Coast
Shared by Housing Is on Jan 17, 2019
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Community:
Jan 11, 2019
A new mapping tool can help you learn more about the state of environmental health, wherever you live in Washington.

Authored by: Kamna Shastri for KUOW
Topics: Health, Housing, Pacific Northwest, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jan 17, 2019
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Community:
Jan 16, 2019
This study explores the different ways undocumented status is associated with residential decisions and its implications on residential segregation. Drawing on 47 interviews with 20 undocumented-headed Mexican households in Dallas County, Texas, researchers examine the drivers of residential decisionmaking and illustrate the complex trade-offs undocumented households make between neighborhood quality and legal risk.

Authored by: How Housing Matters, Asad L. Asad and Eva Rosen for the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Topics: Housing, Immigrants, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Mobility, Racial inequalities, South
Shared by Housing Is on Jan 17, 2019
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News Article
Community:
Jan 16, 2019
In 2018, over half a million people experienced homelessness on a given night in the US. Of those, roughly one in three experienced unsheltered homelessness in a car, outside, or in other places not meant for human habitation.

Authored by: Aaron Shroyer How Housing Matters
Topics: Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Stability, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jan 17, 2019
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News Article
Community:
Jan 10, 2019
For 50 years, California has required cities and counties to plan for enough new housing so that residents can live affordably. But many local governments fail to approve new development, contributing to the state’s housing crunch. Now, Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing a radical new step: punishing communities that block homebuilding by withholding state tax dollars.

Authored by: Liam Dillon for the Los Angeles Times
Topics: Funding, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, West Coast
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 16, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom threatens to cut state funding from cities that don't approve enough housing

News Article
Jan 10, 2019
Liam Dillon for the Los Angeles Times
For 50 years, California has required cities and counties to plan for enough new housing so that residents can live affordably. But many local governments fail to approve new development, contributing to the state’s housing crunch. Now, Gov.
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Interactive
Community:
Sep 20, 2018
This SchoolHouse Connection series is focused on helping youth experiencing homelessness succeed in college. We highlight best practices for supporting these students from institutions across the country. These are living documents that will be updated regularly to provide new and innovative practices.

Authored by: SchoolHouse Connection
Topics: Dual-generation, Education, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Post-secondary, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 16, 2019
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Community:
Jan 1, 2019
According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 26% of undergraduate students--about 4.8 million students--are raising dependent children. Students of color are more likely to be parents; additionally, about 70% of parenting students are women. These students are balancing many competing demands: attending classes, keeping up with schoolwork, and caring for children. College and child care are costly, with the average cost of child care ranging between $8,000-$35,000 each year. As a result, parenting students are more likely to experience food and housing insecurity than students who do not have children.

Authored by: SchoolHouse Connection
Topics: Dual-generation, Early childhood, Education, Housing, Partnerships, Post-secondary, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 16, 2019

Helping Homeless Youth Succeed in College: Strategies for Parenting Students

Publication
Jan 1, 2019
SchoolHouse Connection
According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 26% of undergraduate students--about 4.8 million students--are raising dependent children. Students of color are more likely to be parents; additionally, about 70% of parenting students are women.
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Community:
Jan 1, 2019
Postsecondary attainment is increasingly necessary to move out of poverty and homelessness and live a healthy, productive life. Yet youth experiencing homelessness face barriers in transitioning from secondary to postsecondary education, as well as barriers to financial aid, college retention, and college completion. This fact sheet summarizes existing data and information on the higher education experiences of homeless youth.

Authored by: SchoolHouse Connection
Topics: Education, Food insecurity, Homelessness, Housing, Post-secondary, Research, Youth
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 16, 2019
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Webinar
Community:
Jan 15, 2019
NLIHC and other leaders of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) provided updates on the latest information and guidance on how advocates can engage lawmakers to help end the shutdown.

Authored by: Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF)
Topics: Funding, Housing, Legislation & Policy
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 16, 2019

National Call: The Shutdown's Impact on Affordable Housing & Community Development

Webinar
Jan 15, 2019
Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF)
NLIHC and other leaders of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) provided updates on the latest information and guidance on how advocates can engage lawmakers to help end the shutdown.
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Community:
Jan 15, 2019
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) together boosted the incomes of 29.1 million Americans in 2017, lifting 8.9 million above the poverty line and making 20.2 million others less poor, our analysis of new Census data shows.

Authored by: Jennifer Beltran for Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Topics: Asset building, Dual-generation, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 16, 2019

Working-Family Tax Credits Lifted 8.9 Million People out of Poverty in 2017

Report
Jan 15, 2019
Jennifer Beltran for Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) together boosted the incomes of 29.1 million Americans in 2017, lifting 8.9 million above the poverty line and making 20.2 million others less poor, our analysis of new Census data shows.
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Community:
Jan 7, 2019
When the school day ends, far too many children return home to empty refrigerators and bare cupboards. The federal Afterschool Nutrition Programs provide healthy meals and snacks to children to ensure they are fed after school (and on weekends and during school holidays). According to FRAC’s latest Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation report, the District of Columbia had the highest participation in the nation of children in the Afterschool Supper Program, with a 31.6 percent increase in participation between October 2016 and October 2017.

Authored by: Paige Pokorney for Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
Topics: Child welfare, East Coast, Education, Food insecurity, Health, Low-income, Nutrition, Out-of-school time
Shared by Housing Is on Jan 16, 2019

Expanding the Reach of Afterschool Meals in the Nation's Capital

Report
Jan 7, 2019
Paige Pokorney for Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
When the school day ends, far too many children return home to empty refrigerators and bare cupboards. The federal Afterschool Nutrition Programs provide healthy meals and snacks to children to ensure they are fed after school (and on weekends and during school holidays).
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News Article
Community:
Jan 8, 2019
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday announced $3 million in grants to 13 community organizations that address things like housing, hunger and other societal factors that affect someone’s health.

Authored by: Shira Schoenberg for Mass Live
Topics: East Coast, Food insecurity, Health, Housing, Low-income, Nutrition, Partnerships, Preventative care
Shared by Housing Is on Jan 16, 2019

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey gives $3 million to address social factors that affect health

News Article
Jan 8, 2019
Shira Schoenberg for Mass Live
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday announced $3 million in grants to 13 community organizations that address things like housing, hunger and other societal factors that affect someone’s health.
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Community:
Jan 6, 2019
These programs, available at 10 Wichita middle and high schools so far, include extended serving times in cafeterias, grab-and-go breakfasts from carts or kiosks, and “second-chance breakfast,” in which students are offered breakfast after homeroom or first period.

Authored by: Suzanne Perez Tobias for The Wichita Eagle
Topics: Child welfare, Education, Food insecurity, Health, Low-income, Midwest, Nutrition, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Jan 16, 2019

Lots of kids start the school day hungry. Here's how Wichita is trying to help

News Article
Jan 6, 2019
Suzanne Perez Tobias for The Wichita Eagle
These programs, available at 10 Wichita middle and high schools so far, include extended serving times in cafeterias, grab-and-go breakfasts from carts or kiosks, and “second-chance breakfast,” in which students are offered breakfast after homeroom or first period.
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News Article
Community:
Jan 10, 2019
The federally funded School Breakfast Program is critical to addressing childhood hunger and food insecurity. While most schools participate in the program, many students are reluctant to eat breakfast in the cafeteria before school starts — the traditional service delivery model for school breakfast. To combat this, four of the top organizations in education, food insecurity and school nutrition came together to form Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom, with the support of the Walmart Foundation. The Partners, which include FRAC, the School Nutrition Foundation, the NEA Foundation and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, are working to address barriers to school breakfast consumption through an innovative solution: serving breakfast in the classroom.

Authored by: Etienne Melcher Pilbin for Medium
Topics: Child welfare, Education, Food insecurity, Health, Low-income, Nutrition
Shared by Housing Is on Jan 16, 2019