Tagged: Housing

Residents of Potrero Housing in San Francisco walk the property with manager, Uzuri Greene, San Francisco, CA. Bridge Housing, San Francisco, Bay area

Rebuild Potrero, San Francisco, California

Trauma-Informed Community Building Sets Stage for Neighborhood Revitalization

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Developing Communities With Health in Mind

This article first appeared on The Pew Charitable Trusts blog January 14, 2015.   The Health Impact Project spends a great deal of time talking about the social determinants of health and about health equity, but what do these terms really mean? Simply put, a person’s health is affected by a complex array of social …

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Investing With Health in Mind

How two new funds are investing in affordable housing and other neighborhood projects that consider residents’ health and well-being.

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Four Drew Charter School students in the Villages of East, standing outside the school.

The Villages of East Lake, Atlanta, Georgia

Tipping Point: Deep, Neighborhood-Scale Transformation Creates Lasting Change

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Rolling Hills Apartments, St. Paul, Minnesota

Weaving Together Opportunities for Healthier Lives for a Diverse Immigrant Community

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New Report Makes the Case for Linking Health and Community Development to Build Stronger, Healthier Communities

A new report explains why and how we should link the important work of the community development and health sectors.

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San Pablo Avenue Corridor, Oakland, California

Community Development 2.0—Collective Impact Focuses a Neighborhood Strategy for Health

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Columbia Parc at the Bayou District, New Orleans, Louisiana

Holistic redevelopment to bring lasting change to a distressed neighborhood

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National Leaders Agree: Now Is the Time for Sectors to Join Forces to Improve Health

In a new video, national leaders share why they take on the challenge of joining forces across sectors to improve low-income communities.

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Telling Stories About Deep Connections Between Neighborhood & Health

We’re pleased to be kicking off a series of stories illustrating the deep connections between neighborhood and health.  Over the next year, we’ll be visiting communities across the country who are doing innovative work at the intersection of health and community development and showcasing this workin Crosswalk, the network’s new publication on Medium. Please help us share these stories and …

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Using Medicaid for Assisted Living Can Cut Costs for All

For many seniors, the thought of a nursing home is frightening—and dreaded. Assisted living communities can offer more autonomy, but often are out of reach financially because Medicare does not cover their services and Medicaid, the primary funder of long-term care, is limited in what it covers. Long-term care is expensive for both families and …

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Good Housing Means Good Health

How a hospital and a housing authority brought a neighborhood to life. Housing agencies and medical centers that serve the same communities rarely work in tandem to provide poorer residents with simple, coordinated access to health care. But a five-year effort to do so on the West Side of Stamford, Conn., shows how such partnerships …

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Rob Grossinger on How to Get the Housing and Health Care Sectors to Collaborate

Rob Grossinger is a vice president at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., where he works on community stabilization and the intersection of health care and housing. He spoke with Build Healthy Places Network’s Barbara Ray in Chicago. Barbara Ray: Why is an affordable housing developer interested in public health? Rob Grossinger: Let’s start with the overarching …

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Health & Housing in Ohio: Using a Health-Driven Approach to Provide Safe, Decent and Affordable Housing

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) has long recognized that housing is a powerful social determinant of health. Considerations of health and housing begin at the annual planning level, when research-based housing priorities are set, public-private partnerships are considered, and input from stakeholders forms the plan’s final draft. Through the Agency’s strategic planning process, we …

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Mission Creek Senior Community, Mercy Housing

ShelterForce blog: New Partnerships in Housing & Health

Colby Dailey, Managing Director of the Build Healthy Places Network, wrote a piece on the ShelterForce blog titled “Financial Incentives Encourage New Partnerships in Housing and Health”: —— If you watch Downton Abbey, as I do, you know that Lord Grantham is becoming an affordable housing developer—much to his consternation. He’s been called on to …

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