Rural Health Resources by Topic: Housing and homelessness
A Snapshot of Housing Supports in Rural Contexts
Examines available housing, housing supports, housing challenges and needs, and opportunities to strengthen services that promote secure housing in rural areas. Includes a county-level U.S. map that depicts the percentage of rural households that are cost-burdened. Discusses the impact of housing on human services needs as well as social and economic well-being.
Author(s): Emma Ward, James Murdoch, Corianne Payton Scally, Anna Morgan, Neel Chakraborti Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: 2M Research, Administration for Children and Families, Urban Institute view details
Addressing Unequal Access to Energy in Indiana
Examines disparities in energy needs in Indiana, defined by the minimum level of energy a household requires for basic needs like heating the home and cooking meals. Includes county-level map of energy burden in Indiana and discusses energy needs in rural areas.
Author(s): Kristi Schultz, Ted Deitz, Cheyenne Morris, Marissa Eckert Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Indiana University Public Policy Institute view details
All In: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
Provides a framework for the federal government's strategic plan to prevent and reduce homelessness in the United States 25% by 2025. Discusses the current state of homelessness; feedback gained from listening sessions and public comments; disparities for LGBTQ+ persons, racial minorities, the formerly incarcerated, and those with disabilities; and the social determinants that cause homelessness. Includes strategic planning that collaborates with federal housing, mental health, and drug control agencies.
Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness view details
The 2022 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress
Presents a point-in-time estimate of the number of people experiencing sheltered homelessness at a time chosen between January and March 2022. Explores national estimates on homeless individuals, families, unaccompanied youth, veterans, and chronically homeless individuals. Provides data on homelessness trends over time, demographics of homeless individuals, sheltered individuals, and differences by geography. Contains limited information on unsheltered homeless due to some communities choosing not to do a point-in-time count given the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Author(s): Tanya de Sousa, Alyssa Andrichik, Marissa Cuellar, et al. Date: 12/2022 Type: Document view details
Serving Native American Households Using ERA: Learning from High-Spending Programs
Examines high-spending Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) on Native lands to address housing issues such as overcrowding, homelessness, and application accessibility, among others. Examines 7 Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Nebraska. Provides background on housing instability, statistics about allocated funding and households served by ERA, and challenges TDHEs face.
Author(s): Neetu Nair, Sophie Siebach-Glover, Andrew Aurand Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: National Low Income Housing Coalition, United Native American Housing Association view details
Social Determinants of Health in the Age of COVID: Effects of Social Isolation Among Adults 62+ in Rural Pennsylvania
Results of a study analyzing the extent of social isolation among rural Pennsylvanians aged 62 or older during the pandemic, evaluating determinants of social isolation, identifying programs and services that minimize social isolation, and assessing potential replicability in Pennsylvania. Includes sections on factors such as mental health access, faith-based organizations, transportation, technology use, and housing options.
Author(s): Christopher Harris, FangHsun Wei, Mary Rita Weller, Kelly Smith Date: 11/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania view details
The Living Conditions of Elderly in Nonmetro Illinois and East North Central Division of the Midwest Region
Research brief that provides data on the living conditions for elderly populations in Illinois. Includes statistics and data broken down by metro and nonmetro areas, including demographic information, self-reported ambulatory difficulties, and housing status, accommodations, and quality. Appendix 1 compares changes in elderly population from 2010 to 2020 by metro and nonmetro county.
Date: 11/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs view details
Remotely Sensed Measures of Hurricane Michael Damage and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes and Access to Prenatal Care Services in the Florida Panhandle
Examines the damage caused by Hurricane Michael in 2018 on residential buildings in the predominantly rural Florida panhandle and the relationship to adverse perinatal outcomes and access to prenatal care (PNC) services in this population. Compares aerial photography of building damage to 8,965 women's geocoded addresses, utilizing data from the Florida Department of Health's Office of Vital Statistics. Includes demographic information of women giving birth in high risk/damaged areas and the related associations to perinatal outcomes and access to PNC services.
Author(s): Ke Pan, Elaina Gonsoroski, Christopher K. Uejio, et al. Citation: Environmental Health, 21, 118 Date: 11/2022 Type: Document view details
Permanent Supportive Housing in Rural Areas
Provides information on homelessness in rural areas, supportive housing models and strategies, and financial considerations for rural housing projects.
Date: 10/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council view details