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Resources by Topic: Housing and homelessness

Preparing Your Organization for Disaster: A Guide to Rural Resilience
A webinar recording that discusses how to prepare organizations in rural areas for potential disasters such as fires, floods, and other issues. Discusses how to create plans and utilize tools to develop resources, support, and housing.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Consumer Finances in Rural Appalachia
Describes the financial needs and challenges of consumers in rural Appalachia. Features sections on consumer finance profiles, including a section on medical debt, and consumer distress and delinquencies. Appendix A includes state-level statistics for the 13 Appalachian states, including percent of rural people with medical debt in the state.
Author(s): Matthew Liu, Cooper Luce, Michael Orevba, Shawn Sebastian, Cortnie Shupe
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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Northern Navajo Medical Center Delivers Care Directly to Patients Experiencing Homelessness
Video details a program initiated by the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico, that provides treatment to people experiencing homelessness on the Navajo reservation. Discusses the mobile clinic's goals and the services it provides, such as physical exams, vaccinations, and other acute and chronic conditions.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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ARPA Impact Report: An Analysis of How Counties are Addressing National Issues with Local Investments
Describes how counties are investing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to strengthen the workforce, address behavioral health needs, reinforce public health preparedness, improve housing access, ensure access to clean water, and build prosperous communities. Includes examples from rural counties throughout.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Montana Healthcare Foundation Annual Report 2021
Provides an overview of the Montana Healthcare Foundation's work in 2021. Features sections on grantmaking, American Indian health, behavioral health, care coordination, Medicaid and health policy, public health, school-based health centers, housing, and grant application assistance.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Healthcare Foundation
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Impact of Inflation on Rural Household Expenses, 2021-2022
Report offering estimates of differences in how inflation between 2021-2022 has impacted rural and urban households based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Examines changes in income and expenses, noting concerns about the increased cost of travel for rural people to access healthcare, the ability to pay for unexpected healthcare costs, and the risk of homelessness due to housing shortages and costs.
Author(s): David J. Peters
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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Historic Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered Homelessness as a Social Determinant of Health in Rural Communities
Webinar recording discusses the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Initiative for Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness and how it aims to support homeless people in rural communities. Features presentations from representatives of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Pathways Vermont, and the Rural Health Information Hub.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Retention Strategies with Head Start-Eligible Families Experiencing Adversity: A Review of the Literature
Examines Head Start recruitment, enrollment, and retention strategies in relation to families experiencing adversity. Reviews 39 research studies published between 2011 and 2021 to identify adversities experienced by Head Start-eligible families, such as poverty, homelessness, involvement with foster care and child welfare systems, and substance abuse. Includes information about unique adversities experienced in rural locations.
Author(s): Cassandra Baxter, Nikki Aikens, Louisa Tarullo, et al.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: ACF Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Mathematica
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Mapping Mobility: Utilizing Local-Knowledge-Derived Activity Space to Estimate Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution among Individuals Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness
Analyzes air pollution exposure for individuals experiencing homelessness in semi-rural areas. Utilizes local knowledge mapping of 62 unhoused participants to estimate the amount of fine particulate matter (PM) exposure. Discusses research methods to appropriately measure air pollution for vulnerable populations in rural and semi-rural areas.
Author(s): Maeve G. MacMurdo, Karen B. Mulloy, Daniel A. Culver, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(10), 5842
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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A Snapshot of the Nation's Housing Stock
Shows housing unit estimates between July 2020 and July 2021 on a county-level U.S. map.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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