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Resources by Topic: Housing and homelessness

Rural Health Capital Resources Council Project
Describes the Rural Health Capital Resources Council, comprising over 30 national organizations, philanthropic organizations, regional community development finance organizations, and federal agencies. Represents finance, housing, economic development, rural health, broadband, and the many components that promote healthy communities. Includes links for Council presentations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Community Resilience Estimates
Offers state and county profiles focused on community resilience, the capacity of community members to deal with and recover from a disaster and its related health, social, and economic impacts. Identifies risk factors for households and individuals, such as poverty level, unemployment, language barriers, and health status, and shares the risk factor results by county within each state and by census tract within each county. Also provides access to a supplemental data set focused on social vulnerability and equity.
Additional links: Community Resilience Estimates Equity Supplement (CRE for Equity)
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Arizona Department of Economic Security Documents Center
Searchable website of reports, forms, policies and procedures, and pamphlets providing information about specific programs and services in the state of Arizona. Topics cover homelessness, the Commodity Senior Food Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Documents are updated frequently and include data by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Economic Security
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Rural Homelessness
Resources to help rural communities address homelessness. Supports the "All Routes Home: Ending Homelessness in Rural America" strategy to end rural homelessness.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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PubMed Search: Rural Social Determinants of Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on social determinants of health impacting rural residents. Includes coverage of poverty, unemployment, housing, environmental health, educational status, and health literacy.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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WIN Pacesetter Story: Thunder Valley CDC
Highlights Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (TVCDC), an organization working to improve health, culture, and the environment on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Discusses activities underway to address housing needs.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Community Commons
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Rural Development Innovation Center
Website provides information about the Rural Development Innovation Center, which features resources and best practices for rural communities seeking to improve quality of life through job creation, infrastructure improvements, community partnerships, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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Weatherization Assistance Program
Provides an overview of the federally-funded program that provides grants to states, territories, and some Indian tribes to improve the energy efficiency of low-income families' homes. Includes information on how to apply for weatherization assistance.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Energy
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Salud America! Health Equity Report Cards
Provides county-level reports with data relevant to supporting the health of Latino children. Each county profile compares the county to the state and nation on topics that include housing, transportation, poverty, healthcare, mental health, environmental issues, and access to healthy food and active spaces.
Type: Website
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Veterans Data Central
Provides veteran information and data by county or by metropolitan/outside metropolitan status. Topics covered include demographic and economic indicators, homelessness, housing characteristics, and Veterans Affairs housing and mortgage financing.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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