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Resources by Topic: Housing and homelessness

Action Guide: Partnering to Expand Access to Home Modifications, Repairs, and Weatherization for Community Living
Offers strategies for partnership building for improving accessibility and safety of existing homes for residents that are aging or have disabilities. Includes examples of successful partnerships across the country and discusses rural specific challenges.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USAging
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Rural New York: Challenges and Opportunities
Provides comparative data for the 10 rural counties in New York. Discusses issues such as transportation, aging and overall declining population, shrinking labor force, and lack of access to adequate housing, food, healthcare, and broadband.
Author(s): Thomas P. DiNapoli
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the New York State Comptroller
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Young Adult Homelessness: Options to Improve Employment and Housing Security
Discusses issues related to youth homelessness, such as the criminal justice system, foster care, education, lack of resources, underemployment, and experiences specific to rural areas. Provides policy options and examples that address youth homelessness.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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Rural Recovery Housing, with Ernie Fletcher and Erica Walker
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast featuring Governor Ernie Fletcher, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Fletcher Group, and Erica Walker, Outreach and Engagement Specialist for the Fletcher Group. Focuses on recovery housing in rural communities and the different levels of support it can provide to help people healing from substance use disorders.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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USDA Rural Development Summary of Programs
Provides an overview of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development programs that focus on housing, community, energy, telecommunications, water, environment, and business. Includes information about each program's applicants, population, and funding type, with links to additional information.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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A Road Map for Asset Based Investing in Central Appalachia
Report highlighting various wellbeing and community asset measures in the Appalachian region in the areas of economics, population health, infrastructure, housing, health facilities, and more. Discusses the associations between wellbeing and community assets as well as the implications for investment.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, Reinvestment Fund
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Linking Local-Level Chronic Disease and Social Vulnerability Measures to Inform Planning Efforts: A COPD Example
Examines chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its relationship to community vulnerability. Utilizes multiple data sources to analyze the relationship between chronic disease and social vulnerability at the county and census-tract level, with a focus on socioeconomic factors, household composition and disability, minority status and language, and housing type and transportation. Includes U.S. maps showing prevalence of COPD and social vulnerability.
Author(s): Susan A. Carlson, Kathleen B. Watson, Sarah Rockhill, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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Recovery In Rural America: Housing Helps Address the Substance Use Disorder Crisis
Describes the intersection of housing issues and substance use disorder (SUD) and discusses potential collaborations, innovations, and solutions. Includes examples of how rural communities across the U.S. have strategized to solve problems associated with housing and SUD.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Differences in Residential Stability by Rural/Urban Location and Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Policy brief identifying rural/urban differences in regional, socio-demographic, and health characteristics associated with living in the same home for more than 20 years. Features demographics and statistics on length of time living in home and health or disability status of residents, with breakdowns by urban or rural location.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Mariana Tuttle, Alexis Swendener, Megan Lahr, Hawking Yam
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Montana Healthcare Foundation Annual Report, 2022
Provides an overview of the Montana Healthcare Foundation's work in 2022. Features sections on grantmaking, American Indian health, behavioral health, Medicaid and health policy, public health, school-based health centers, housing, and grant application assistance.
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Healthcare Foundation
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