Braiding and Layering Funding to Address Housing

The intersections of social determinants of health (SDOH) and their impact on the health of individuals and communities has been well documented. Research has found that stable, affordable, and accessible housing has a direct impact on physical and mental health outcomes, but with many public and private stakeholders involved, there are challenges for state and territorial health agencies to establish partnerships and obtain funding to address SDOH such as housing. Braiding and layering funding is one approach to addressing these complex issues. Many states already use innovative approaches to funding initiatives, and these white papers aim to help state and territorial health agency staff understand the process of braiding and layering funds to support housing.

Resources

Braiding and Layering Funding to Address Housing: Overview and Executive Summary

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Braiding and Layering Funding to Address Housing: Environmental Health and Safety

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Braiding and Layering Funding to Address Housing: Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

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Braiding and Layering Funding to Address Housing: Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities

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ASTHO created these white papers in collaboration with experts from the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, with input from state and territorial health agency leaders, federal partners, and internal subject matter experts. The development of this document was supported by the Center for State, for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the cooperative agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802.