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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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Feb 14, 2017
If a homeless student is worrying about where he is spending the night, it’s likely he’s not going to be thinking much about his homework. And in one of the poorest districts in Kansas, educators have realized that to help homeless students they needed to do more to help homeless families. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week traveled to Kansas City to explore their unique program.

Authored by: Lisa Stark for PBS NEWSHOUR
Topics: Education, Homelessness, Midwest
Shared by Abra Lyons-Warren on Feb 17, 2017

To fight student homelessness, this school district helps the whole family

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Feb 14, 2017
Lisa Stark for PBS NEWSHOUR
If a homeless student is worrying about where he is spending the night, it’s likely he’s not going to be thinking much about his homework. And in one of the poorest districts in Kansas, educators have realized that to help homeless students they needed to do more to help homeless families.
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Policy Brief
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Feb 16, 2017
Supporting parents' efforts to help their children develop during the preschool years improves a child's school readiness, reduces behavior problems, enhances social skills, and promotes academic success.

Authored by: Bierman K, Morris P, and Abenavoli R for THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
Topics: Early childhood, Education, Family engagement, School-readiness
Shared by Abra Lyons-Warren on Feb 16, 2017
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Authored by: CLPHA
Topics: CLPHA, Data sharing, Education, Housing, Metrics, Partnerships
Shared by CLPHA Admin on Feb 7, 2017

Aligning Education and Housing: Data Sharing Agreement Template

We are pleased to share with you the following work product from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) as part of our Housing Is initiative, an effort to better intersect fields so they can more effectively help those they serve. This data sharing agreement template has been created in order to foster data sharing between housing and other sector organizations in order to improve efficiency, reduce duplication of efforts, and increase holistic care in order to improve educational and life outcomes for low-income children.

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Feb 1, 2017
An overview of the individual and employer-based insurance markets before and after the ACA, and a look ahead at the choices both insurers and consumers must make for 2018 and beyond. For those unable to join the webinar and those who want to share the webinar with colleagues, a video of the webinar is now posted to the Alliance for Health Reform website, along with a transcript and all speaker presentations.

Authored by: Alliance for Health Reform and the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of Health Care Journalists
Topics: Affordable Care Act
Shared by Abra Lyons-Warren on Feb 6, 2017

Video, Transcript & Presentations for Health Insurance Webinar

Webinar
Feb 1, 2017
Alliance for Health Reform and the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of Health Care Journalists
An overview of the individual and employer-based insurance markets before and after the ACA, and a look ahead at the choices both insurers and consumers must make for 2018 and beyond.
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Jan 25, 2017
A reading program designed to help men become better fathers is associated with better parenting skills as well as behavior and learning improvements in kids, a small study suggests.

Authored by: Lisa Rapaport for REUTERS
Topics: Early childhood, East Coast, Education, Family engagement, Literacy, School-readiness
Shared by Abra Lyons-Warren on Feb 6, 2017
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Sep 1, 2014

Authored by: Greg J. Duncan and Katherine Magnuson for The Uninversity of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty
Topics: Early childhood, Homelessness, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, School-readiness
Shared by Amber-Lee Leslie on Jan 27, 2017
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May 1, 2016

Authored by: CLPHA
Topics: CLPHA, Data sharing, Education, Housing, Metrics, Partnerships
Shared by CLPHA Admin on Jan 24, 2017

Aligning Education and Housing: Data Sharing Agreement Template for Intermediary Organizations

We are pleased to share with you the following work product from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) as part of our Housing Is initiative, an effort to better intersect fields so they can more effectively help those they serve. This data sharing agreement template for use with intermediary organizations has been created in order to foster data sharing between housing and other sector organizations in order to improve efficiency, reduce duplication of efforts, and increase holistic care in order to improve educational and life outcomes for low-income children.

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May 1, 2016
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Aug 20, 2016
Why well-off black families end up living in poorer areas than white families with similar or even lower incomes.

Authored by: John Eligon and Robert Gebeloff for THE NEW YORK TIMES
Topics: Housing
Shared by CLPHA Admin on Jan 5, 2017
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Nov 21, 2016
The Center for Neighborhood Technology’s Housing and Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index provides a more comprehensive way of thinking about the true affordability of place. It presents housing and transportation data as maps, charts and statistics for 917 metropolitan and micropolitan areas—covering 94% of the US population. Costs can be seen from the regional down to the neighborhood level.

Authored by: CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOOD TECHNOLOGY
Topics: Transportation
Shared by CLPHA Admin on Nov 21, 2016
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Youth

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in youth. Low-income youth face unique challenges and opportunities as their families move towards self-sufficiency through housing assistance; some youth are experiencing homelessness or are independent from guardians.

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West Coast

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in the challenges and solutions to aligning systems on the US West Coast. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives. Use the features in this community to discuss programs and policies, post research and reports, publicize events, share case studies and best practices, seek input and feedback from fellow members, and connect with others working in states along the West Coast.

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Seniors

Senior residents in affordable housing face unique challenges and opportunities to age in place. This community seeks to convene the vast array of social and health service providers, researchers, and administrators who serve the complex needs of aging populations.

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Pacific Northwest

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in the challenges and solutions to aligning systems in the US Pacific Northwest region. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.

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Out-of-School Time

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in out-of- school time (OST) like after-school and summer programs. OST plays an important role in supporting children’s learning beyond in-class time.

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Nutrition

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in the intersections of affordable housing and nutrition. Research shows that many low-income families experience food insecurity and that hungry children perform worse in school. Affordable housing can be a platform to help families access healthy foods and eating habits. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that affordable housing is influenced by a variety of systems, and that it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.

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Moving to Work (MTW)

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in the Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration. The MTW demonstration has given qualifying public housing agencies the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally-designed strategies to improve efficiency, help residents find employment and become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families.

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Midwest

Welcome to the Midwest Community! Collaborate with other group members by posting questions and ideas to the forum. Engage with members by sharing and commenting on resources like articles and reports in the feed. Explore below to learn more about this community.

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Metrics

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in metrics. Metrics are useful in setting baselines and measuring progress over time, and are critical to evaluate the effectiveness of a plan for change. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that affordable housing is influenced by a variety of systems, and that it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.

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Literacy & Grade-Level Proficiency

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in literacy and grade-level proficiency. Persistent educational disparities among low-income children hinder their abilities to achieve economic success in adulthood. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that affordable housing is influenced by a variety of systems, and that it is only through cross- sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.

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Legislation & Policy

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in housing, education, and health-related legislation and policy. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that affordable housing is influenced by a variety of systems, and that it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.

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Homelessness

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in issues related to homelessness. Unstable housing can lead to a multitude of deleterious effects for adults and children like school churning and toxic stressors, which have life-long implications. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that these systems are all interconnected, and it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.

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Healthy Homes

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in building upon HUD’s Healthy Homes Program, as well as the idea of a holistically healthy home in general. The Healthy Homes Program addresses multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by assessing and abating housing-related health and safety hazards. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that housing, health, and environmental systems are interconnected, and it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.

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Fostering Partnerships

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in fostering partnerships with key stakeholders in their communities. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that affordable housing is influenced by a variety of systems, and that it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.

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Family Engagement

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in family engagement. Developing strong relationships with families who receive housing assistance is critical to achieve shared goals. Family engagement can be an effective strategy to communicate important information and learn from families to better address their needs. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that these systems are all interconnected, and it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.

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East Coast

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in the challenges and solutions related to aligning systems on the US East Coast. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives. Use the features in this community to discuss programs and policies, post research and reports, publicize events, share case studies and best practices, seek input and feedback from fellow members, and connect with others working in states along the East Coast.