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Resources by Topic: Housing and homelessness

Child Welfare: HHS Actions Would Help States Prepare Youth in the Foster Care System for Independent Living
Discusses states' activities to prepare youth in foster care for independent living under the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (FCIA). Includes some information specific to rural concerns.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Cornelia M. Ashby
Date: 07/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Healthy Housing Reference Manual
Provides information on housing-related health and safety issues, including those particular to rural areas. Chapter 8 focuses on rural water supply and water quality issues.
Date: 2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Elderly Housing: Federal Housing Programs and Supportive Services
An overview of federal programs that provide housing for the elderly and which require the provision of supportive services. Includes information on rural housing programs for the elderly.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): David G. Wood
Date: 06/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Means-Tested Programs: Information on Program Access Can Be an Important Management Tool
Discusses access to and participation in low-income programs, such as welfare and public housing, by those who are eligible. Includes information on strategies used by federal, state, and local administrators to improve access.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 03/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Elderly Housing: Federal Housing Programs That Offer Assistance for the Elderly
Overview of the federal housing programs that provide housing assistance, including rent subsidies, mortgage insurance, and loans and grants for the purchase or repair of homes, to the elderly. Includes programs that support rural housing for the elderly.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 02/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Rural Housing Service: Opportunities to Improve Management
Overview of the USDA Rural Housing Service program and discussion of whether a separate rural program for housing is still needed.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): William B. Shear
Date: 06/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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The Arizona Social Vulnerability Index (ASVI)
Adapts the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry's Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) to include factors specific to Arizona. Includes interactive data at the census tract level covering social determinants of health, household characteristics, race and ethnicity, housing, transportation, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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New Mexico Federal Funding Dashboard
Dashboard of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funded projects in New Mexico. Categories of funding include broadband, health and human services, housing, emergency response, and more. Includes state agency profiles and county-level data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The State of New Mexico
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Elder Index
Tool offering cost of living comparisons at the county, state, or metropolitan area levels based on household and health characteristics. Includes breakdown of monthly expenses for food, transportation, health, housing, and miscellaneous expenses.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston
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Populations at Risk
Tool offering downloadable socioeconomic reports covering age, race and ethnicity, educational attainment, language proficiency, poverty, assistance programs, employment, and housing. Reports Includes ability to compare locations by census tract, city, county, state, tribal, metropolitan, and nonmetropolitan areas.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Headwaters Economics
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