Campaign For Grade-Level Reading Names 13 CLPHA Members to Public Housing Communities Honor Roll

Date Published: 
April 28th, 2023

This week, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading announced 2023 Public Housing Communities Honor Roll. The honorees employ strategies and tactics that leverage the resources of public housing agencies and organizations to advance seamless systems of coordinated and aligned care, services and family supports that are 24/7/365 and multigenerational.

CLPHA is pleased that of the 31 housing authorities named to the Honor Roll, 13 are CLPHA members. CLPHA congratulates our following members who have been recognized for thier work to improve residents' life outcomes:

  • Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Elm City Communities
  • Fort Wayne Housing Authority
  • Fresno Housing
  • Home Forward
  • Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro
  • Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
  • Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee
  • Oakland Housing Authority
  • Opportunity Home San Antonio
  • Seattle Housing Authority
  • Atlanta Housing

These public housing communities have:

  • shown sustained effort for more than a year;
  • prioritized collaboration with school districts, other agencies, organizations, and institutions to amplify the desired outcomes;
  • used data to set baselines and targets, track progress, and promote accountability for outcomes; and
  • addressed foundational critical early school success and equitable recovery objectives, such as school readiness and attendance.

Critically, many honorees have intentionally addressed learning losses arising from the Covid19 pandemic, working in areas of learning recovery, digital equity and connectivity, and health, employing innovative and creative ways to stem further setbacks and spark growth. A wide range of efforts identified include:

  • read aloud events with volunteers and tutors;
  • book distributions;
  • community garden development and nutrition education;
  • year round out-of-school programming;
  • on site educators;
  • digital literacy initiatives;
  • broad connectivity projects; and
  • device distributions and technical assistance.


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