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Resources by Topic: Housing and homelessness

Ohio 2023 Early Childhood Dashboard
Provides an overview of early childhood health outcomes and overall wellness in Ohio. Covers issues such as birth outcomes, young child health, maternal health, school readiness, healthcare access and quality, economic stability, food insecurity, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), housing, and more. Includes family profiles and data with comparisons of Ohio's metrics versus the U.S. at large, as well as select data broken down by county, race/ethnicity, and rural versus urban.
Author(s): Carrie Almasi, Hailey Akah, Lexi Chirakos, Brian O'Rourke
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Groundwork Ohio, Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Rural Resource Guide: Affordable Housing and Recovery in Rural Communities
Provides an overview on federal regulations related to housing applicants with substance use disorder (SUD) and/or criminal charges. Reports on housing programs provided by Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Discusses affordable housing in rural areas as a necessary component in SUD recovery.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Unmet Needs for Help with Mobility Limitations among Older Adults Aging in Place: The Role of Rurality
Examines unmet mobility needs related to issues of access and appropriate housing in elderly populations. Analyzes data from 3,343 respondents of the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) by age, gender, race, education, income, and housing status/characteristics. Includes differences in health characteristics, fall history, and unmet needs with data broken down by rural versus urban location.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Megan Lahr, John Mulcahy, Hannah MacDougall
Citation: Journal of Aging and Health
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
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Mental Health in Rural New York: Findings and Implications of a Listening Tour with Residents and Professionals
Findings from the Rural Mental Health Listening Tour of New York State, conducted between March 2020 and September 2021 to elicit input and experiences of community members living and working in rural areas. Presents strengths and assets of rural communities, and highlights model programs and success stories. Includes recommendations in categories including access to transportation and broadband, access to mental health programs, availability of services, improving and sustaining workforce capacity, and offers state- and county-specific recommendations.
Author(s): Brett Harris, Katie Gallant, Abby Mariani
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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HUD Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing (RCB) Program
Provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing program (RCB). Outlines the program structure and administration, eligibility for primary grantees and their activities, and fiscal year 2019 and 2020 RCB award amounts.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Building a Better Wisconsin: Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Wisconsinites - 2023 Governor's Health Equity Council Report
Provides an overview of the Wisconsin Governor's Health Equity Council 2023 recommendations which are focused on upstream health interventions related to the economic, social, and physical environment, with specific attention to health and community services, education and housing, justice, governance, and family-sustaining fiscal policy. Includes strategies specific to rural communities as well as county-level maps on health outcomes and percentage of children in poverty.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
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All In: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
Provides a framework for the federal government's strategic plan to prevent and reduce homelessness in the United States 25% by 2025. Discusses the current state of homelessness; feedback gained from listening sessions and public comments; disparities for LGBTQ+ persons, racial minorities, the formerly incarcerated, and those with disabilities; and the social determinants that cause homelessness. Includes strategic planning that collaborates with federal housing, mental health, and drug control agencies.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
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The 2022 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress
Presents a point-in-time estimate of the number of people experiencing sheltered homelessness at a time chosen between January and March 2022. Explores national estimates on homeless individuals, families, unaccompanied youth, veterans, and chronically homeless individuals. Provides data on homelessness trends over time, demographics of homeless individuals, sheltered individuals, and differences by geography. Contains limited information on unsheltered homeless due to some communities choosing not to do a point-in-time count given the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Author(s): Tanya de Sousa, Alyssa Andrichik, Marissa Cuellar, et al.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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Serving Native American Households Using ERA: Learning from High-Spending Programs
Examines high-spending Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) on Native lands to address housing issues such as overcrowding, homelessness, and application accessibility, among others. Examines 7 Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Nebraska. Provides background on housing instability, statistics about allocated funding and households served by ERA, and challenges TDHEs face.
Author(s): Neetu Nair, Sophie Siebach-Glover, Andrew Aurand
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Low Income Housing Coalition, United Native American Housing Association
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2021 Impact Report: Measuring the Economic and Human Impact of Nonprofit Organizations in Rural America
Highlights key federal programs that support affordable housing and community infrastructure, including water and wastewater disposal. Features successful rural housing programs, describing their work and impact, including health-related improvements and services.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Housing Coalition
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