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Housing Intersections

Publications in this section highlight the many ways in which affordable housing can help advance other important community objectives, such as good health, educational achievement, individual asset building, and economic development. The Center’s work in this area seeks both to clarify and document the benefits of affordable housing and to suggest ways to structure affordable housing to better achieve these broader goals.


Oct 24, 2014
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Meeting the Health Care Needs of Aging Residents of Affordable Multifamily Housing

The Center for Housing Policy

This case study of Cathedral Square Corporation in Vermont examines how the coordination of healthcare, housing and social service can meet the needs of aging residents in affordable multifamily housing units. 

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Keywords: Older Adults, Healthy Housing, multifamily housing


Oct 24, 2014
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Using Public Housing to Strengthen Children's Education

The Center for Housing Policy

This case study of The Bridge Project in Denver, Colorado examines the onsite, education support programs provided to public housing residents through a partnership with the Denver Housing Authority.  

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Keywords: Housing and Education, Public Housing, housing intersections


Oct 24, 2014
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Leveraging Housing Assistance to Strengthen Family Economic Security

The Center for Housing Policy

This case study examines the Family Self-Sufficiency program offered in Montgomery County, Maryland, in partnership with the Housing Opportunities Commission.  

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Keywords: Economic Development, Supportive Services, economic self-sufficiency, housing intersections


Jun 3, 2014
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Strengthening Economic Self-Sufficiency Programs: How Housing Authorities Can Use Behavioral and Cognitive Science to Improve Programs

Maya Brennan

Toxic stress resulting from persistent poverty, trauma and social bias can hijack brain functions and lead to impulsive, ‘fight-or-flight’ behavior patterns that may impede individuals’ economic progress. How can public housing authorities (PHAs) use this information to design economic self-sufficiency programs that accommodate the needs of affected residents and reduce reliance on public assistance? A new report applies lessons from behavioral and cognitive science to give PHAs new insight into programs that can support residents’ economic progress. 

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Keywords: Family Self Sufficiency, economic self-sufficiency, poverty programs, brain science, housing finance agencies


Jul 10, 2013
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The Role of Community Land Trusts in Fostering Equitable Transit-Oriented Development: Case Studies from Atlanta, Denver, and the Twin Cities

Robert Hickey

This report, published in conjunction with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the National Community Land Trust Network, explores how Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are helping to ensure that affordably priced, transit-accessible homes will continue to be available for lower-income households as regions like Atlanta, Denver, and the Twin Cities expand and create new transit systems.

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Keywords: Transportation, Transit-Oriented Development, Transit Accessibility, Shared-Equity Homeownership, Community Land Trusts