Enterprise Community Partners and NeighborWorks America has published a new report titled, “On the Path to Health Equity: Building Capacity to Measure Health Outcomes in Community Development.” The report highlights the findings of an innovative national demonstration project designed to build the capacity of 20 community-based organizations to measure the health outcomes of their work. This ground-breaking effort provides further evidence of the importance of the community development and healthcare sectors working together to find scalable solutions to the complex community challenges that are the root cause of many of the health disparities we see today. By the end of the project, the 20 participating organizations were equipped to engage in the catalytic cross-sector partnerships necessary to improve the health of low- and moderate-income communities.
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This article in Health Affairs highlights the work of NH&RA member Beacon Communities and the Richmond Health and Wellness Program (RHWP). An interprofessional group of health care students and faculty members provide services to low-income, senior residents of Beacon Communities’ Dominion Place building.Read More
A new national survey on the connection between homes and health from NH&RA member Enterprise Community Partners Inc. (Enterprise) finds that more than half of renters surveyed have delayed care because they couldn’t afford it and 100 percent of medical professionals surveyed have had at least some of their patients express concerns about affordable housing.Read More
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released the Final Housing for a Healthy California (HHC) Program Guidelines. The Guidelines incorporate feedback from participants through public comment letters, and additional conversations and research during the public outreach period.Read More
Enterprise Community Partners will put $250 million to work over five years to promote health as a top priority in the development and preservation of affordable homes and to elevate homes as an essential tool for improving resident and community health through its new Health Begins with Home initiative.Read More
NH&RA member Enterprise Community Partners announced two ventures that elevate homes as essential to health and well-being with Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser Permanente invested $15 million in the Enterprise-managed Housing for Health Fund, which will preserve affordable homes in the Bay Area, and match up to $35 million in additional funds raised by Enterprise. This equity fund has already made an initial $5.2 million commitment to help a local nonprofit acquire and preserve the affordability of a 41-unit apartment complex in a gentrifying neighborhood in East Oakland.
A $100 million national loan fund, comprised of a $50 million loan from Kaiser Permanente to the Enterprise Community Loan Fund and $50 million in capital from Loan Fund, will create and preserve 3,250 affordable homes in Kaiser Permanente’s nationwide service areas over the next decade.
The latest issue of HUD’s Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, guest edited by Veronica Helms Garrison and Craig Evan Pollack, is titled “The Housing-Health Connection” and features a symposium on the complex interplay between housing and health outcomes.Read More
A recent article on the Forbes.com highlights efforts by Health Insurers including Anthem, Aetna, Humana, Medicare, Medicaid and UnitedHealthcare investing is housing as a “social determinant of health” in an effort to increase profits and reduce costs.Read More
A new report published by the Bipartisan Policy Institute, finds that properties financed through the LIHTC have contributed to social, economic, and educational benefits for communities and families, as well as helped reduce homelessness.Read More