7 Tips for Health and Housing Partnerships

Also: Tent City of Community Benefits Advocates ● Health Care + Legal Aid = Better Health ● The Specter of Asbestos in Low-Income Housing
Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Center for Community Progress | VAD Academy | Indianapolis, IN | May 31-June 1

Vacant, Abandoned, and Deteriorated (VAD) Properties Training Academy is a two-day "boot camp" for public, private, nonprofit, and community leaders working on tough property challenges. The first of two VAD Academies in 2017 will take place in Indianapolis and the deadline for registration is May 17.


Medicaid Helps Schools Help Children

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities offers this report showing how Medicaid provides affordable and comprehensive health coverage to over 30 million children, not only at the doctor's office, but also often at school.

The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration. Report and briefing

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has released this new report. The MacArthur Foundation and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs will co-host a briefing, which will be livestreamed, with members of the NAS research team on April 27.


Announcing the Soulsville USA Social Practice Artist Residency Program

Community LIFT is offering a pilot residency program in Social Practice Art, and is now accepting applications for two artists with stipends and studio space to support the development of a community-engaged work of art. Application deadline: April 30.

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Community Benefits Advocates Won't Be Silenced. Here's What They're Doing
Lillian M. Ortiz and Keli A. Tianga, Shelterforce
A tent city occupation on the site of planned development in Atlanta is but one among several recent actions in cities around the country. Here's how longtime residents fearing displacement at the hand of publicly supported private development are organizing--and running for office--against it. More

7 Tips to Help You Forge Health and Housing Partnerships
Pamela Bailey, NeighborWorks America
Hey housing and community development organizations, it is up to you to take the first step to forge new partnerships with the health sector. If you plan to contact hospitals, neighborhood health centers, and county departments of public health, here are some things you should know.

The Specter of Asbestos in Low-Income Housing
Charles MacGregor, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
Surprisingly, asbestos is not listed specifically as one of 13 housing-quality standards for Section 8, though it's possible that  . . . More

Health Care + Legal Aid = Better Overall Health
Katy Reckdahl, reporter
A health center in New Orleans has partnered with a legal services agency to better help patients by addressing the social determinants of health. This "medical-legal partnership" is part of a growing trend that's taking place across the nation.

You Said It!

The key is to understand that while most of us seek the same rich and balanced ingredients for a healthy community, the "creative class" concept over-promised, and was used as an "economic development" mechanism--a very narrow, limited concept. Frankly . . . --Fernando Centeno, more

Blaming CRA, along with FNMA and Freddie Mac, is the "alternative facts" narrative used to exonerate the finance industry for sinking the economy through its predatory and exploitative behavior of developing, selling, and securitizing toxic mortgage products in a deregulated environment, where . . . --Stanley Hirtle, more

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