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Resources by Topic: Housing and homelessness

Housing in Central Appalachia
Discusses the social, economic, and housing characteristics of Central Appalachia. Includes information on housing quality.
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Housing Conditions for Rural Farmworkers
Analyzes the status of farmworkers in the U.S. in 2013 and discusses housing conditions. Includes social and economic characteristics as well as information on housing quality.
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Housing in the Lower Mississippi Delta
Defines the lower Mississippi Delta and discusses the economic, housing, and social characteristics of the region. Includes information on housing quality.
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Housing on Native American Lands
Describes social, economic, and housing characteristics prevalent on Native American lands. Includes information on housing quality.
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Housing in the Border Colonias
Details the social, economic, and housing characteristics of the border colonias region. Describes the development of the dominant housing provision along the U.S.-Mexico border and includes information on housing quality.
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Implementing Housing First in Rural Areas: Pathways Vermont
Describes how a program, which has proven successful in addressing chronic homelessness for mentally ill populations in urban areas, has been adapted for rural areas of Vermont. Includes examples of the use of telehealth and other technology to help this population increase housing retention rates.
Author(s): Ana Stefancic, Benjamin F. Henwood, Hilary Melton, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 103(S2), 206-209
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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The Lodge Project: A Permanent Housing Model for Homeless Veterans
Describes a collaboration by the Iowa City VA Health Care System and the Iowa City homeless shelter to identify local needs and potential solutions for homeless veterans and outreach to rural veterans.
Author(s): Margaret Cretzmeyer, Charles Bermingham, Jane Moeckli, William Ming Liu
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Poverty, Housing, and the Rural Slum: Policies and the Production of Inequities, Past and Present
Discusses the history of rural, low-income housing in California's San Joaquin Valley and the role of labor, housing, and public health policies within these communities. Details the historical challenges facing immigrant farmworkers and the contributing factors that enabled the creation of rural slums in that area.
Author(s): Sarah M. Ramirez, Don Villarejo
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 102(9), 1664-1675
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
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Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Farm Labor Housing Program Management and Oversight
Provides an overview of the Farm Labor Housing (FLH) Loan and Grant Program from 2010. Covers the demand for the FLH program, the processes Rural Housing Service (RHS) goes through to ensure quality housing for eligible farmworkers, and the financial status and fiscal management of FHL properties.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 03/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Rural Homelessness: Better Collaboration by HHS and HUD Could Improve Delivery of Services in Rural Areas
Discusses a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the characteristics of rural homelessness, available assistance, and barriers. Includes information on federal programs, with data on funding provided to rural areas.
Additional links: Full Report, Highlights
Date: 07/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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