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10.21.20 Members Making News
From the Los Angeles Times: Nearly 9,000 residents of public housing in Los Angeles will receive free broadband internet access for the rest of the 2020-21 school year as part of a new partnership between the city, Microsoft and the start-up internet service provider Starry. Starting in early...
10.21.20 Members Making News
From State of Reform: Despite coronavirus-related struggles, Vancouver-area homelessness and affordable housing agencies continue to deliver services. Though the need for social distancing, increased levels of sanitization and volunteer shortages during the coronavirus pandemic strained Clark...
10.21.20 Members Making News
As part of their Connect Home SA Program and to promote Digital Inclusion Week, the San Antonio Housing Authority gives away more than 120 desktop computers to residents. Watch KSAT San Antonio's news story on the giveaway event.
10.21.20 Members Making News
From the Sacramento Bee: The Sacramento City Council allocated $2.7 million of its $89 million in federal coronavirus stimulus funding and $2 million in additional federal funding toward rental assistance for low-income residents. Renters can receive up to $4,000 in assistance, paid directly...
10.21.20 Research
The Trump Administration implemented changes to the “public charge” test earlier this year, an evaluation of those applying for permanent residence to determine if they are likely to use public assistance in the future. The public charge test now considers assistance such as SNAP, Medicaid,...
10.21.20 Members Making News
As Kent, Wash. public schools opened virtually in September due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local families faced the complicated problems parents across the country are navigating: how to facilitate remote schooling for their children while working remotely themselves, or finding supervision for...
10.19.20 Members Making News
The coronavirus pandemic and its associated effects have greatly impacted the U.S. Virgin Islands’ lowest income residents, especially its seniors. To lift their spirits and help them stay sanitized and protected against COVID-19, the Virgin Islands Housing Authority distributed care packages...
10.8.20 Members Making News
From the Chicago Tribune: Hundreds of school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing will get free laptops paid for by federal coronavirus stimulus money starting Wednesday, as part of an ongoing effort to ensure digital access after the COVID-19 pandemic upended in-person learning....
10.7.20 Members Making News
From the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge: Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) is launching a $2.5 million partnership with local businesses and nonprofits to distribute hundreds of thousands of meals to its most vulnerable residents through the end of the year....
10.7.20 Membership Spotlight, Members Making News
OCHA is Transforming Public Housing to Meet the Needs of Their Oldest Low-Income Residents Through thoughtful, targeted, and health-focused redevelopment, the Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) is helping low-income Oklahoma City seniors to thrive. In new communities around Oklahoma City,...

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