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Tech companies step up to bring free Wi-Fi to L.A. public housing residents (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)

10.21.20

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.

Virgin Islands Housing Authority Brings COVID-19 Care Packages and Smiles to Senior Residents

10.19.20

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 funded by CARES Act coronavirus relief funds to the 65 senior residents of its Lucinda Millin Home on St. Thomas. The packages included cases of water, face masks, Clorox, puzzles, games, and the star attraction -- Red Cross emergency radios.

900 children in suburban Cook County public housing to get free laptops as remote learning continues to present digital barriers (Housing Authority of Cook County)

10.8.20

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.

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