Health

HUD Housing Assistance Associated With Lower Uninsurance Rates And Unmet Medical Need

Abstract: "To investigate whether receiving US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing assistance is associated with improved access to health care, we analyzed data on nondisabled adults ages 18–64 who responded to the 2004–12 National Health Interview Survey that were linked with administrative data from HUD for the period 2002–14.

Research
Jun 22, 2017
Alan E. Simon, Andrew Fenelon, Veronica Helms, Patricia C. Lloyd and Lauren M. Rossen, Health Affairs, 36, NO. 6 (June 2017): 1016–1023

New Housing-Health Funding Opportunity by FannieMae and Center for Active Design

WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) announced today its Healthy Housing Rewards™ initiative aimed at providing a financial incentive for borrowers who incorporate healthy design features for newly constructed or rehabilitated affordable multifamily rental properties. Healthy Housing Rewards is one of several partnerships that Fannie Mae is advancing as part of a corporate-wide effort called Sustainable Communities Partnerships and Innovation.

News Article
May 25, 2017
Financial Incentive Offered to Multifamily Borrowers Incorporating Healthy Design Features in Affordable Housing
New Community | Apr 19, 2017

Medicaid

A community dedicated to connecting state Medicaid agencies, managed care organizations (MCOs), and community-based Medicaid agencies with housing partners and residents to improve life outcomes.