Home2Health

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Home2Health is a collaborative, two-year project led by the City of Fort Collins Planning and Social Sustainability Departments. We are joined in this work by our community partners - The Family Leadership Training Institute at CSU Extension, the Center for Public Deliberation at CSU, The Family Center/La Familia, and the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment.

Our objective over the next two years is to implement updates to policies, codes, and regulations to improve housing affordability with a specific emphasis on health equity. This effort will be based on community dialogue and capacity building - so that the voices and ideas of community members who are experiencing the day-to-day reality of housing instability are reflected in the policy decisions we make.

This project is being funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Health Disparities Grant Program. For more information about the grant program, visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/health-disparities-grant-program.

*This project is funded in part by Amendment 35 Health Disparities Grant Program funding. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of, nor does the mention of imply endorsement by, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Home2Health is a collaborative, two-year project led by the City of Fort Collins Planning and Social Sustainability Departments. We are joined in this work by our community partners - The Family Leadership Training Institute at CSU Extension, the Center for Public Deliberation at CSU, The Family Center/La Familia, and the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment.

Our objective over the next two years is to implement updates to policies, codes, and regulations to improve housing affordability with a specific emphasis on health equity. This effort will be based on community dialogue and capacity building - so that the voices and ideas of community members who are experiencing the day-to-day reality of housing instability are reflected in the policy decisions we make.

This project is being funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Health Disparities Grant Program. For more information about the grant program, visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/health-disparities-grant-program.

*This project is funded in part by Amendment 35 Health Disparities Grant Program funding. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of, nor does the mention of imply endorsement by, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

  • Curious about Home2Health? Get Involved!

    18 days ago
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    Whether you want to satisfy your curiosity by attending an upcoming event, dive in and share your personal story, or immerse yourself with continued engagement by becoming a Community Guide, there are opportunities for everyone to get involved in Home2Health. We encourage you to join in the community discussion, stay engaged in the Home2Health process, and participate in creating positive changes in our community.

    Upcoming Event: Strategic Doing

    If you can give two hours a month and are ready to take action on housing affordability and health equity, mark your calendars for January 27, 10am-2pm for our next Home2Health event. This event will utilize Strategic Doing to build on the work completed at the November Housing Our Future forum. We are incredibly excited to get to work and hope you will join us!

    More information about Strategic Doing can be found here: https://strategicdoing.net/intro/.


    Storytelling

    The Home2Health project is seeking storytellers! We invite you to share your story about housing and health as we work together to identify concrete ways to improve housing affordability and health equity in Fort Collins.

    As difficult as it can be to share your personal story - which may include both triumphs and tribulations - sharing your experience is one of the most powerful ways to help all of us better understand the housing and health challenges facing our community. Whether you are a resident, a developer, an employer, or a student, storytelling can help bridge the gap between everyday life and policy to build more equitable housing opportunities for everyone.

    We would love to hear more about your story - please click here to get started! Deadline for responses is January 19, 2020.


    Community Guides

    The Center for Public Deliberation at CSU, in collaboration with the Home2Health project, is seeking Community Guides. A Home2Health Community Guide will play a critical role in shaping housing policy in Fort Collins.

    Who can become a Community Guide? - Any individual who is passionate about connecting with a community group, neighbors, friends, or coworkers and facilitating conversations about what these issues mean in their own lives.

    The outcome? – All over Fort Collins, people will be gathering, communicating their ideas and guiding conversations around housing affordability and health equity. All you need is a bit of time and interest in hosting great conversations with community members.

    To become a Community Guide, click here . Deadline for responses is January 27, 2020

    Whether you want to satisfy your curiosity by attending an upcoming event, dive in and share your personal story, or immerse yourself with continued engagement by becoming a Community Guide, there are opportunities for everyone to get involved in Home2Health. We encourage you to join in the community discussion, stay engaged in the Home2Health process, and participate in creating positive changes in our community.

    Upcoming Event: Strategic Doing

    If you can give two hours a month and are ready to take action on housing affordability and health equity, mark your calendars for January 27, 10am-2pm for our next Home2Health event. This event will utilize Strategic Doing to build on the work completed at the November Housing Our Future forum. We are incredibly excited to get to work and hope you will join us!

    More information about Strategic Doing can be found here: https://strategicdoing.net/intro/.


    Storytelling

    The Home2Health project is seeking storytellers! We invite you to share your story about housing and health as we work together to identify concrete ways to improve housing affordability and health equity in Fort Collins.

    As difficult as it can be to share your personal story - which may include both triumphs and tribulations - sharing your experience is one of the most powerful ways to help all of us better understand the housing and health challenges facing our community. Whether you are a resident, a developer, an employer, or a student, storytelling can help bridge the gap between everyday life and policy to build more equitable housing opportunities for everyone.

    We would love to hear more about your story - please click here to get started! Deadline for responses is January 19, 2020.


    Community Guides

    The Center for Public Deliberation at CSU, in collaboration with the Home2Health project, is seeking Community Guides. A Home2Health Community Guide will play a critical role in shaping housing policy in Fort Collins.

    Who can become a Community Guide? - Any individual who is passionate about connecting with a community group, neighbors, friends, or coworkers and facilitating conversations about what these issues mean in their own lives.

    The outcome? – All over Fort Collins, people will be gathering, communicating their ideas and guiding conversations around housing affordability and health equity. All you need is a bit of time and interest in hosting great conversations with community members.

    To become a Community Guide, click here . Deadline for responses is January 27, 2020

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  • Resource Available: Colorado Health Institute Report - Home Equity

    2 months ago
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    In August 2019, the Colorado Health Institute published Home Equity: A Vision of Housing Security, Health and Opportunity. The report summarizes data from across Colorado and outlines the wide range of housing and health challenges facing many families and individuals in our state. The following is from the Colorado Health Institute website:


    "Housing affects health. The affordability, stability, quality, and accessibility of housing all play a role in individuals’ and communities’ health. The connection is clear, but it’s a complicated undertaking to build a system that addresses needs and inequities in both housing and health.

    A rapid increase in...

    In August 2019, the Colorado Health Institute published Home Equity: A Vision of Housing Security, Health and Opportunity. The report summarizes data from across Colorado and outlines the wide range of housing and health challenges facing many families and individuals in our state. The following is from the Colorado Health Institute website:


    "Housing affects health. The affordability, stability, quality, and accessibility of housing all play a role in individuals’ and communities’ health. The connection is clear, but it’s a complicated undertaking to build a system that addresses needs and inequities in both housing and health.

    A rapid increase in Colorado housing prices is straining many Colorado households. Discriminatory policies in the past and present make the situation even more challenging for people of color. The statistics are striking:

    • The average Colorado home price increased 77 percent in the past decade, but the state’s median income went up just 4.5 percent.
    • Overall, 26 percent of white Coloradans live in households that are cost-burdened, meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing; among African Americans, it’s 39 percent.
    • Denver has the nation’s second-highest rate of involuntary displacement of Hispanic residents (behind only San Jose, California).
    The good news is that across Colorado, people are working to build a more equitable system that will allow everyone to have a stable home, which in turn provides the foundation for good health."


    This resource is one among many that are guiding the early work of the Home2Health project. Understanding the context of Colorado as a whole is important as we compile data to show how Fort Collins residents are experiencing challenges with housing affordability and health. To read the full report, visit https://www.coloradohealthinstitute.org/sites/default/files/file_attachments/Housing%20Equity.pdf.


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