Housing and Healthcare Tag Archives

HUD Offers Lead Safe Housing Rule Trainings and Resources

HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes launched new training and web pages to help users review federal lead regulations and the Lead Safe Housing Rule Amendment for pre-1978 housing. The goal of these pages is to help Public Housing Agencies, grantees and owners respond to cases of elevated blood lead levels in children less than six years old living in a federally assisted housing unit.

Enterprise & NeighborWorks Publish New Report on Health Outcomes

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.

Enterprise Partners with Kaiser Permanente to Bridge Health and Housing

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.