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5 Things Washington: AI/AN crisis lifeline, 2023 abortion bills, Children's hospital capacity

| Dec 1, 2022 | Washington

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! This week's newsletter includes information about Washington's new Native-serving crisis line, reproductive health legislation being prepared in advance of next year's legislation session, and hospital leaders' concerns about constrained children's hospital capacity in the wake of RSV. In case you haven't heard, we...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: SDOH transformation plan, GET medical services exemption, Q&A on medication use disparities

| Nov 10, 2022 | Hawaii

We're glad to be back reporting in Hawaii after a brief hiatus last month. Reporter Shane Ersland has recently began reporting in the state, and his coverage of Hawaii's SDOH improvement plan, an initiative to exempt medical services from the state's general excise tax, and efforts to address medication use...[ Read More ]

Honolulu to make more than 100 affordable housing units available for low-income Hawaiians

| Nov 3, 2022 | Hawaii

The city of Honolulu will make more than 100 new affordable housing rental units available for low-income Hawaiians, drawing on funding from this year's city council budget.     Units will be located at the 172,036-square-foot Waikiki Vista building, which is located on Kapiolani Boulevard in Honolulu’s Moiliili neighborhood. “It’s...[ Read More ]

DOC distributes $5 million for affordable housing as Washingtonians see steady increase in rents

| Oct 20, 2022 | Washington

The Washington State Department of Commerce (DOC) will distribute nearly $5 million for the construction of affordable housing units as residents have seen rents increase steadily in the state since 2017.     DOC announced that $5 million in Connecting Housing to Infrastructure Program (CHIP) grants will help expedite the...[ Read More ]

First-of-its-kind facility to provide housing and health care to the homeless in downtown Denver

| Oct 10, 2022 | Colorado

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) opened a new facility in downtown Denver on Thursday that will provide both housing and health care to people experiencing homelessness.     The Renaissance Legacy Lofts and Stout Street Recuperative Care Center is the first mixed-use housing development in the state to...[ Read More ]

Q&A: David A. Northern, Sr., President and CEO of Houston Housing Authority, on the organization’s work to address the city’s affordable housing crisis

| Aug 11, 2022 | Texas

The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) was recently featured in the New York Times for its efforts in Houston that have provided housing to thousands of homeless individuals. Their work is being hailed as a model for addressing the nation’s affordable housing crisis. The Houston Housing Authority is committed to providing...[ Read More ]