This semester, IPI Interim Director Vanessa Fry advised a group of MPA Capstone students who worked with the Population Health Learning Collaborative in an effort to identify organizations across the U.S. that have successfully implemented innovative financing solutions and securing homeownership for families which would be otherwise unable to attain housing. The students analyzed secondary data and conducted interviews to answer the questions:
- What are some of the most promising financial innovations for enabling people to overcome the obstacles to become successful homeowners?
- What are some best practices of organizations using these financial models?
- How can these best practices be applied to Boise or another city?
The goal of the project is to inspire more communities to adopt the best practices identified and encourage similar collaborative efforts. The students presented their findings to an online audience at the Population Health Solutions Summit on November 18th. People from across the country attended the presentation.