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Resources by Topic: Housing and homelessness

Understanding Historically Marginalized & Minoritized Populations in the Forgotten Middle: Chart Pack & Case Studies
Chart pack and case studies from a project on current and future disparities in finances, housing, and health among middle-income older adults. Highlights barriers experienced by Black, Hispanic, and rural populations, including discussion of service availability, transportation, income, and other aspects of access to care.
Additional links: Project Overview
Author(s): Sarah Rayel, Dianne Munevar, Ryan Murphy, et al.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC at the University of Chicago
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In Search of Rural: How Varying Definitions Shape Housing Research
Describes the effect of rural definitions on rural housing research. Categorizes rural definitions by type, and compares data produced by applying 11 rural definitions to 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Discusses definition impacts on estimated rural demographics and housing stock, characteristics, and challenges. Includes state-by-state estimates of rural population share for each definition.
Author(s): Alexander Hermann, Whitney Airgood-Obrycki
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS)
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2023 Local Master Plan for Aging: Shasta, Butte, & Glenn Counties
Report summarizing findings from a needs assessment regarding challenges for older adults and people with disabilities in 3 California counties. Findings and recommendations discuss healthcare, housing, and transportation issues. Discusses rural throughout.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Diversability Advocacy Network, The SCAN Foundation
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Snapshot of Rural Health in Colorado, 2024
Provides an overview of rural health in Colorado. Includes data and statistics on a variety of indicators, such as education, poverty, rural economy, healthcare coverage and access, rural health information technology, mental health, oral health, emergency medical services (EMS) and workforce shortages. Includes five regional snapshots from around the state.
Additional links: Eastern Plains Regional Snapshot, Mountain West Regional Snapshot, Northwest Regional Snapshot, San Luis Valley Regional Snapshot, Southwest Regional Snapshot
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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America's Rental Housing 2024
Report details rental housing access across the country. Describes the supply and demand of rental housing, as well as the cost of renting for various income earners. Compares data on the types of housing available to rent and affordability in urban, suburban, and nonmetropolitan communities.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
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Michigan's Roadmap to Rural Prosperity
Describes the characteristics, challenges, and significance of Michigan's rural communities, and identifies strategies for building rural prosperity. Presents data on rural and urban demographics and living conditions. Discusses rural health and well-being, workforce, service delivery, housing, infrastructure, economic development, and natural environment.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Office of Rural Prosperity
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Housing Issues in the 118th Congress
Provides an overview of housing-related policy issues considered by the 118th Congress, including rural and Native American housing programs.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Housing Assistance Council: 2024 Rural Housing Priorities Executive Summary
Provides an overview of the Housing Assistance Council's (HAC) 2024 policy priorities related to rural housing, such as building capacity, expanding affordability and access to lending, improving quality, utilizing federal programs, and more.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Identifying Our Needs: A Survey of Elders Cycle VIII (2020-2023) - 2024 Final Report
Report highlights data collected from a survey of American Indian and Alaska Native elders regarding their health and wellness. Explores reported rates of healthcare access, substance use, social support, housing, healthcare screening, and more.
Additional links: Infographic: Caregiving and Socialization Among Native Elders, Infographic: Frailty and Physical Functioning Among Native Elders, Infographic: Native Elders in the United States, Infographic: Nutrition Among Native Elders
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
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Rural/Urban Differences in Receipt of Governmental Rental Assistance: Relationship to Health and Disability
Examines the relationship of housing to health and disability. Utilizes 2021 National Health Interview Survey data to analyze home ownership and rental assistance by rural versus urban location, with further breakdowns by age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, education and employment status, self-rated health, region, and disability status.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Alexis Swendener, Katie Rydberg, Megan Lahr, Hawking Yam
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 40(2), 394-400
Date: 2024
Type: Document
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