A new study on the nonprofit housing organization 2Life Communities draws lessons from their efforts to prioritize the health and well-being of low-income older adults from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds during the pandemic.
While Brockton, MA has long offered some of the most affordable homeownership options in Greater Boston, recently prices have shot up dramatically under the strain of new demand and regional affordability challenges.
Carlos Martín, Project Director of the Remodeling Futures program, testified to the Senate Banking Committee on the importance of the CDBG-DR fund for households who can't afford home repairs after disasters.
Within the first few months of the pandemic, news reports began to describe the serious impacts of the coronavirus on older adults, especially those living in congregate settings. As the reality of the pandemic sank in, a nonprofit housing organization operating in the Boston area, 2Life Communities, was in overdrive implementing steps to safeguard the health and safety of its low-income residents and staff. This exploration of 2Life Communities profiles an institutional effort, outside the health care system, to meet the COVID-19 challenge.
In testimony before the Congressional Ways & Means Committee, Dr. Herbert discussed today’s housing market conditions, how we got here, the consequences for the nation’s families and individuals, and what steps are needed to alleviate the country’s worsening housing affordability challenges.
Resident services utilize housing as a platform to advance the physical, emotional, and financial health of residents. Programs address a range of needs including early childhood and K-12 education, health and well-being, workforce development, food security, long-term supportive housing, tax preparation, and eviction prevention and/or financial capability services. The purpose of this research was to address three primary questions: (1) what are the resident services offered by affordable housing nonprofits, (2) how are these resident services funded, and (3) how are these resident services delivered?