Housing Landscape summarizes the severe housing costburdens of low- and moderate-income working households. These householdsinclude full- and part-time workers who play important rolesin the economy, and they face greater affordability challengesthan the overall U.S. population. In 2014, 20.9 percent of all working households were severely housing cost burdened (9.6 million households). More than one in four working renters and 16 percent of working homeowners paid more than half oftheir income for housing costs in 2014.
This review summarizes and evaluates recent research on the effectiveness of housing interventions to result in health care cost savings. There are a number of good studies that have demonstrated that providing permanent supportive housing to homeless individuals can result in significant savings on public health care expenditures—usually more than enough to offset the cost of providing housing and services. There is less research monetizing health care savings associated with other housing programs. However, with new opportunities under the Affordable Care Act and expanded Medicaid, the research provides clear support for collaboration between the housing and health communities on supportive housing programs.
The 2015 installment of Paycheck to Paycheck from the Center for Housing Policy at the National Housing Conference explores ways in which millennials are different from common perceptions and looks at workers in five occupations filled by many millennials workers and the housing affordability challenges they face. This supplemental research note examines the various other household necessities that makes the housing cost burden more evident for working households.
This case study examines the partnership between Google Fiber and Austin’s Housing Authority and how they are working together to bring in-home connectivity to broadband Internet to public housing residents.
This case study looks at Eden Housing’s Cottonwood Place and ways the affordable senior development is incorporating in-home broadband access for residents.
This brief presents four ideas for improving the flexibility of inclusionary housing and expanding the menu of options available to developers – while at the same time promoting mixed-income neighborhoods.
The Creston Avenue Residence is the first supportive housing project to open using MRT capital funds.
The Georgia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program was launched in 1997 with state funding to carry out lead poisoning prevention activities and connect families who have children with elevated blood levels to resources for help.
Hennepin Health is a partnership of four Hennepin County agencies: Metropolitan Health Plan, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, and the Human Services and Public Health Department of Hennepin County.
New research from Children’s HealthWatch illustrates there is no safe level of homelessness. The timing (pre-natal, post-natal) and duration of homelessness (more or less than six months) compounds the risk of harmful child health outcomes.