CLPHA, UnitedHealthcare Community & State, and Hanes Team Up to Deliver 176,000 Cloth Masks to PHAs

Date Published: 
May 18th, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of UnitedHealthcare Community & State, 45 PHAs will receive a total of 176,000 non-surgical, washable cloth masks, manufactured by clothing company Hanes, to share with their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

PHAs requested these masks to provide to staff, seniors, and other residents in order to help keep them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will take immediate action to distribute them quickly as part of their broader COVID-19 response efforts. UnitedHealthcare has sent out all 176,000 masks, and each PHA will receive a minimum of 500 masks.

CLPHA and UnitedHealthcare Community & State are strong partners in the effort to improve health outcomes for low-income individuals served by public housing authorities. In 2018, CLPHA and UnitedHealthcare Community & State, along with the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), created the Aligning Health & Housing Systems (AHHS) Project, a multi-sector collaboration to better the health outcomes of Medicaid beneficiaries served through managed health care and living in publicly assisted housing. The AHHS Project, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, designs and implements systems of care and interventions that align health and housing resources at the person, program, and population level. 

CLPHA extends our deepest thanks to UnitedHealthcare for its generosity during these difficult times, and we look forward to strengthening our continued partnership that connects health and housing systems in order to better serve the nation’s most vulnerable populations.


Seattle Housing Authority staff wearing cloth masks provided by UHCCS.



King County Housing Authority staff wearing cloth masks provided by UHCCS.

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