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Housing Stability Impact On Health

Articles about the health effects of unplanned moves, including genrtification and eviction: increases in hospital visits, mental illness, loss of social networks, employment and less access to services.

Health Care Organizations Up Their Game In The Housing Business

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Here's a resource for people who want to extend the impact of health care services. It's a booklet that outlines best practices that have combined goals of providing housing...

Landlords Vs. Climate Change: How Will Renters Weather The Clash?

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Australia already appears to be suffering from the dramatic and devastating effects of climate change while being led, like America, by a government that refuses to see any sign...

Oh, No! Not Another California Homeless Story. . . But It Is A Great One!

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Great? We wish we could mean 'great' in some kind of 'light at the end of the tunnel' way. But we can't. Instead we're talking about a comprehensive article...

Connecting The Housing And Health Dots

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Health researchers Diana Hernandez and Carolyn Swope from Columbia University have recently published two important articles that connect housing with health. We have much more access to information about health...

Resilience: What Is It? What’s It Got To Do With Affordable Housing?

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Resilience is a measure of how well a crisis, calamity, or catastrophe can be withstood. As the term is used in this blog, it comes in two flavours. Community resilience...

Affordable Shipping Container Housing: Comfy Microhomes Or Homeless Prison Cells?

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Quirky Architectural Think-Toy For an affordable housing solution? Or barely habitable concentration camp cage for homeless children? It would seem that shipping container housing can be both. Just as a pile...

Teaming Up To Make Housing Affordable Through Health Investments

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Health insurers in the United States are investing to reduce direct health care costs, which affect their bottom line and profit levels. Some of those investments help make housing...

Non-Market Permanent Affordable Housing: Practical Solution Or Pipe Dream?

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People with very low incomes face big hurdles when it comes to affording housing. With minimal resources, they have limited housing options and little control over their housing in...

Housing First, Helsinki Style

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The Guardian has just published a story about Finland’s remarkable success in lowering the number of people who are homeless in the capital Helsinki. We’ve covered stories about Finland’s success...

American Police Take On Ugly Role As Eviction Advocates

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Remember 911? That was the number you were meant to dial in an emergency if you wished to summon the police? These days, you need to be careful what...

Ontario’s New Housing Plan Wallows in Happy-Clappy Possibilities, Few Promises

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The Ontario Government has just announced its housing program. The principal strategies? Building more housing and selling government assets. There is also a sweeping announcement about possible changes to...

Affordable Housing Details You Might Not Have Considered: Moving

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Affordable housing is not just a collection of construction material and land costs. It's a purse that must stretch to cover a rental or purchase . . . after...

Updated: A Housing Way To Fight Aboriginal Tuberculosis

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This article was first published in March 2018 and is updated with new information released on January 24 and March 8, 2019. Poor housing conditions in Canada's northern territory of...

Lack Of Affordable Housing Constrains Housing First Programs

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In our media scans, we see calls for more affordable housing daily. As new groups of people with affordability issues come to light (firefighters, health workers and teachers, for...

Housing And Health: The Backbone Of Strong Communities

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The NHP Foundation, an affordable housing provider in the US, is challenging others to reboot and accept homeless people as tenants. NHP argues that with appropriate supports and partnerships,...

Homelessness: Ireland Tries ‘Health First’ When ‘Housing First’ Is Not An Option

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Housing First, a widely promoted approach to ending homelessness, is based on the idea that people who are homeless cannot properly focus on sorting out their often complex lives...

Supports Mean Better Health For Seniors Living In Affordable Housing

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Here's a story from McKnight's Senior Living about the health benefits of affordable housing with supports for elderly people. McKnight's Senior Living is an online publication out of the United...

In England, A Three Year Housing Lease = Better Mental Health

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In England, if you rent your home in the private market, your landlord can evict you at any time for no reason, just 'because'. With land prices soaring, more...

Can Intersectionality Pave A Pathway To Affordable Housing In Minneapolis?

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Intersectionality. Affordability. Big words to do battle with homelessness. But from the bottom of the deepest trenches in that battle, the individuals involved are aware of the very real...

In Idaho, Affordable Housing = Mental Health Stability

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Mental health workers in Idaho are appealing for help to increase the amount of affordable housing in that state. According to the United Way's ALICE report*, Idaho needs thousands...

Pregnant? With Uncertain Housing? Mom & Unborn Baby Face A Health Crisis

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A pregnant mom arrives at The Washington D.C. perinatal clinic Mamatoto Village. Is she homeless, or facing eviction, or couch-surfing? These are all important health questions. And if her housing...

Homelessness: How Deadly Is It?

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Homelessness is recognized as a growing problem in many nations. Street counts are popular just now, but just how many homeless people are dieing? Surely that's a measure that...

Take Two Aspirin And An Affordable Home, Then Call Me In The Morning

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Only 10% of people’s health needs are delivered at a medical facility. The recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation: Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting...

Tiny Homes Brings Affordable Privacy And Dignity To First Nations People

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Homelessness is a disease in Canadian indigenous communities that afflicts many. It brings with it a host of mental and physical complications, such as alcoholism and severe depression. Many northern...

Struggling Against The Public Seed Money Cop Out

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A story from a local Massachusetts paper illustrates the uphill battle against a long held government mindset: the best projects to fund are seed-money projects: those that grow wings...

Health Care Payers Begin Treating Ill-heath By Transitioning Clients To Affordable Housing

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There has long been a reluctance to recognize housing as an important social determinant of health. Accepting the idea means facing the challenge of finding affordable housing for those...

Housing Supports: Cuyahoga County Department Of Unintended Results

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Oops! Some of the best intentions don't pan out quite the expected way. Some twenty plus Cuyahoga County, Ohio communities have instituted what, on the surface, seemed to be a...

Released British Prisoners Escape Unaffordable Housing Crisis By Committing Suicide

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A new British report by the NAO (National Audit Office) suggests that prisons now drive 90 per cent of inmates mad, or turns them into drug addicts, or both....

Private Hospitals Invest In The Health Benefits Of Housing

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In United States, where private enterprise holds sway in the healthcare system, it might be expected that a for-profit hospital would shy away from treating homelessness as a healthcare...

BC Nurses Broaden Their Vision Of Healthcare For Vulnerable People

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Not all health care professionals feel that health care dollars should flow to the huge and hugely expensive medical industry which gives them their livelihood. In Canada, the British Columbia Nurses...

Housing As A Child Health Care Investment

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"Affordable and stable housing plays a critical role in supporting the health and wellbeing of children." This is the conclusion reached by a recent report by the American National Housing...
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