CLPHA Launches Housing Is to Expand Community of Practice in Housing, Education, Health and More

Web tool targets idea-sharing and improves cross-sector collaboration to help low-income families

The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) would like you to join a new community: Housing Is! We are proud to reintroduce our systems alignment work under its new name, the Housing Is initiative, and launch a brand new online resource, to help us better connect housing to other sectors. Thanks to generous funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Kresge Foundation, the Housing Is initiative and will enhance and strengthen our community of practice by supporting cross-sector collaboration. Please check out our official press release to learn more about and how this online clearinghouse will help us break down the silos between housing, health, education and more.  


We encourage everyone interested in the intersections of housing and other sectors committed to improving life outcomes to explore this innovative new resource.  To learn more about the Housing Is initiative, and to join the community of practice through the online clearinghouse, please and register to create your own profile. We encourage you to watch our site introduction video to get you acquainted with the different features of the clearinghouse. 


Because we want to improve the site and reach as many housing, education and health practitioners as possible, we hope you will help us promote on social media and with your networks. Here's how you can be a significant part of the Housing Is community of practice:

1. Share your feedback! Let us know about your experience with the site as we continue to roll it out.

2. Help us promote the Housing Is initiative and the launch of

•             Share our press release

•             Share the website link.

•             Share these images on social media...

                Housing Is Education

                Housing is Health

3. Help us spread the word on Twitter - we have created a few ready-to-go tweets for you to use, along with the hashtag #HousingIs:


  • #HousingIs links housing, health & education to build partnerships, improve lives.
  • Visit CLPHA's new clearinghouse:
  • Housing improves lives for low-income families.
  • Introducing #HousingIs: a hub for innovative programs and ideas that 
  • Housing stability has a significant impact on the school performance of children.
  • #HousingIs education.
  • I joined the #HousingIs community, have you? 
  • #HousingIs  ______. Fill in the blank at
  • Low-income people have a higher risk of disease and chronic conditions. #HousingIs health.