• St. Mary Research Hub

    St. Mary conducts and curates research so that organizations and our nation can leverage housing, healthcare, and technology to empower our aging population. Browse our research collection below.

  • Technology Ownership and Usage Among Seniors in Affordable Housing Communities

    A ST. MARY DEVELOPMENT SURVEY REPORT

    St. Mary was the recipient of a Del Mar Encore Fellow Initiative Grant in 2018. The purpose of the grant was to explore how tele-health and emerging technologies can be used to reduce the disparity of access to services and healthcare for seniors living at or below the poverty line.

     

    This report provides the results of a survey conducted in partnership with Linkage Connect to assess the current ownership and usage of technology among the residents living in St. Mary's senior living communities. Throughout the report, information is included from the literature identifying some of the national trends and issues related to technology and older adults.

  • Housing Needs Assessment: City of Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio

    A COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH INITIATIVE

    The Miami Valley Non-profit Housing Collaborative and Columbus-based Bowen National Research partnered to release a comprehensive assessment of housing needs in Dayton and Montgomery County. The Collaborative hopes the Assessment helps inform federal, state and local spending on housing as well as housing policy. 

     

    The Housing Needs Assessment includes a demographic analysis, economic trend analysis, housing supply analysis, and housing market condition analysis. The housing analysis includes multifamily rental housing, non-conventional rentals, and for-sale housing, as well as a review of the development pipeline. Bowen contacted local stakeholders for input, including housing authority representatives, government officials, economic development professionals realtor associations, neighborhood organizations, rental property managers, real estate agents, social service providers and local housing developers.
  • Resident Services Funding & Delivery Models Among Affordable Housing Nonprofits​

    PUBLISHED BY THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY JOINT CENTER FOR HOUSING STUDIES AND NEIGHBORWORKS AMERICA

    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? This research offers organizational- and policy-level insights into the implementation and sustainability of delivering resident services.

     

    As a NeighborWorks chartered member, St. Mary Development's work is highlighted in the research report multiple times.

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