Tagged: Affordable Housing

Pathways to Healthy Housing in Austin, Texas

This blog reports back from the Housing + Health summit, mentioned in a recent Healthy Community Initiatives blog featuring the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. On his visit to Austin, Texas last year, David J. Erickson, the Director of Community Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, noted that Austin could be the community …

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NYC to Build Largest Health Facility In Its History: A Neighborhood

A hundred years ago at the height of the tuberculosis epidemic, New York City’s planners and public health establishment mobilized to develop what the New York Times called “…the largest and finest hospital ever built” for tuberculosis.  Operating in the absence of any known cure for the disease, the Sea View Tuberculosis Hospital’s medical facilities …

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Post-Election Insights for Community Development Moving Forward at LISC Conference

Read the full Dispatches series!   What conference did you attend? I was in Houston, Texas for the 2016 LISC National Leadership Conference. I was able to tour an equitable transit-oriented community development project in the South Union neighborhood of Houston the first day, and attend panels and network the second day. The conference was …

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The New Housing Call for Pediatricians

On a Friday afternoon, a 3-year-old girl sat quietly in my clinic with her parents. She wore a beautiful, dimpled smile and sported a purple dress with ruffles, her dark, curly hair pulled back in a tight ponytail. I opened a book and asked her about the pictures. She turned the pages with me, smiling, …

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Disruptive Strategies to Build a More Perfect Union

Read the full Expert Insight series! This article and video first appeared on LIIF’s Just.Good.Capital blog in September 2016. In the past, we built our neighborhoods and cities in ways that divided and segregated us – from the homes we live in to the roads we drive on. Over the next decade we’ll invest trillions …

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Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve: Four Policy Recommendations for Healthy Housing

Sometimes solving persistent problems requires a strange set of bedfellows. A collaborative of nine affordable housing organizations in Portland, Oregon has been proving that introducing and services into affordable housing is the key to improving the and well-being of affordable housing residents nationwide. In fact, health integration seems to be the next piece of the …

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Dispatches: Jeni Miller on the Low Income Forum on Energy Conference

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meeting did you attend? The Low Income Forum on Energy (LIFE) Conference in Albany, New York. LIFE works to improve access to safe, affordable, and reliable energy for low-income residents of New York. Founded 18 years ago and supported by the New York State Public Service Commission and the New …

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At the Nexus of Health and Place in the Country’s Most Diverse Neighborhood

Fifteen years ago, community practitioners say, the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska, was a place one might prefer to leave. Crime was high and the schools were struggling. Liquor stores and pawnshops dotted the commercial corridor, and the community did not have a financial institution or access to health care. Most residents lived in …

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Affordable Housing Reduces Medicad Costs, New Report Shows

This press release first appeared on the Enterprise website February 25, 2016.   A study released today shows that affordable housing paired with health care services significantly increases access to primary care and reduces emergency department visits while lowering Medicaid costs, according to research from Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) and Enterprise Community Partners Inc. (Enterprise). …

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Children in class at Fairgate Farm

Vita Health & Wellness District, Stamford, Connecticut

In the early 2000s, Stamford Hospital began planning a major expansion. Located in Stamford, Connecticut’s West Side neighborhood, the 305-bed regional hospital envisioned a large new state-of-the-art addition to its facility. The hospital owned various pieces of real estate in the nearby neighborhood, but none were contiguous with its existing campus. Meanwhile, Charter Oak Communities (COC), …

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