Human Services to Support Rural Health – Resources
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A Snapshot of Racial Inequities in Human Services Programs in Rural Contexts
Examines the need for human services across rural counties and broken down by racial/ethnic groups. Provides data on human services funding per person, unemployment rate, poverty rate, access to broadband, and access to vehicles by rural Black, Hispanic, Native, and White citizens. Includes a 2018 county-level U.S. map that depicts rural counties with high needs for human services by predominant race.
Author(s): Emma Ward, James Murdoch, Neel Chakraborti Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: 2M Research, Administration for Children and Families 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
USDA Rural Housing Programs: An Overview
Outlines housing programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's
(USDA's) Rural Housing Service (RHS) and targeted
specifically to residents of rural communities. Describes trends related to Section 502 Direct and Guaranteed Loans. Highlights policy proposals regarding multifamily housing preservation and the administration of rural housing programs. Includes information on the appropriations of rural housing programs between fiscal years 2017-2021.
Date: 03/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service view details
Aligning Systems to Advance Family and Community Well-Being: A Partnership Playbook for Community Action and Human Services Agencies
Provides an overview of how community action and human service agencies partnered, collaborated, and aligned services to address COVID-19 on a family-level and a systems-level. Presents field examples of partnerships in rural Maryland and rural Ohio with their successes and challenges when aligning services such as Head Start, housing assistance, and more. Discusses how rural models and strategies were employed in other geographic areas to mitigate COVID-19 issues in communities.
Date: 01/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: American Public Human Services Association, Community Action Partnership view details
Disproportionality in Child Welfare
Explains the concept of disproportionality in child welfare, paying particular attention to the overrepresentation of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children in the child welfare and foster care systems. Discusses the problem at the national level, and also lists the top 15 U.S. states with the highest rates of disproportionality.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Indian Child Welfare Association view details
Creating the New Normal: COVID-19 Leaves Its Mark on Rural America
Offers articles discussing various impacts the COVID-19
pandemic has had on affordable rural housing and those
organizations working to ensure affordable rural housing.
Shares stories describing how federal aid was used to
address homelessness and rural residents' housing needs in
Wisconsin, how the pandemic has impacted Oregon farmworkers'
housing and health, and how flexible U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs have helped
rural nonprofits in Washington serve rural communities.
Citation: Rural Voices, 25(1) Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council view details
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