Health

Vacant Hospitals Help Address Ills Of Limited Affordable Senior Housing (Chicago Housing Authority)

3.5.20

From Forbes:

Once, these edifices were the bulwarks against illness. Today, they're part of the cure for the malaise afflicting housing availability. Nationwide, vacant hospitals, mental institutions and sanitariums are being recast as newly-opened apartment buildings. In communities from Los Angeles to New York City, and from Charlottesville, Va. and Washington, D.C. to Denver, the doors of shuttered healing centers are swinging back open to admit residents. 

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Research Roundup – New Reports of Interest to CLPHA Members

3.4.20

Jobs Plus Implementation: This HUD report focuses on the implementation experiences of eight Jobs Plus grantees, and how those PHAs and their partners have structured case management and employment services, providing some insight on best practices for PHAs. The report also covers implementation and recommendations for the earned income disregard as well as strategies for supporting work.

Compass Health Celebrates Groundbreaking of Phase One of Broadway Campus Redevelopment in Downtown Everett (Housing Authority of Snohomish County)

2.19.20

From Yahoo! Finance:

Today, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington, U.S. Representative Rick Larsen, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin and other luminaries gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the first phase of Compass Health’s Broadway Campus Redevelopment, a state-of-the-art regional center designed to bring together a full continuum of behavioral healthcare, primary healthcare and permanent supportive housing services in downtown Everett.

Denver Health to provide housing for patients (Denver Housing Authority)

2.5.20

From FOX 31 Denver:

Denver Health Medical Center is about to try something that just a few hospitals in the entire country are doing.

It doesn't have anything to do with new technology or a new procedure.

Instead, the hospital is about to offer some of its most vulnerable patients housing.

"It’s really exciting to be part of a new way of thinking to try to help our patients," said Dr. Sarah Stella, a Denver Health hospitalist.

Kaiser Permanente purchasing site at Yesler (Seattle Housing Authority)

1.22.20

From the Seattle Housing Authority's press release:

The Seattle Housing Authority and Kaiser Permanente have announced that Kaiser Permanente is purchasing 1.6 acres in the Yesler neighborhood. The property is located in the northwest area of Yesler and is bordered by Alder St. and 9th Avenue. Kaiser Permanente is planning a state-of-the-art specialty care facility on the site, a use that is closely in keeping with a community-led master plan for Yesler redevelopment.

SHA partners with the Seattle/King County Clinic for the sixth year (Seattle Housing Authority)

1.9.20

From the Seattle Housing Authority's website:

The 2020 Seattle/King County Clinic will be opening its doors at Seattle Center, Feb. 13-16. The massive volunteer-driven clinic is usually held at KeyArena, but due to reconstruction, this year’s Clinic will be held in various buildings on the Seattle Center campus. Patients will check in and receive their tickets at Fisher Pavilion. 

With half of its funding in place, Pendleton Place enters ‘last leg’ of capital push (Bremerton Housing Authority)

1.9.20

From the Kitsap Sun:

It’s not cheap to build a permanent supportive housing complex. Even as city officials across the Washington have touted the benefits of the ‘Housing First’ model, the multi-million investment necessary for construction costs can be prohibitively expensive. 

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