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CHA brings holiday smiles to thousands of families throughout city, delivering over 2,000 gifts, 19,000 care packages (Chicago Housing Authority)


From Chicago Crusader:

Over the last several weeks, the Chicago Housing Authority help- ed to make a happier holiday season for thousands of its families, thanks to its sponsors and employees.

“We would like to thank our partners, who helped deliver more than 2,000 gifts to CHA children, and over 19,000 care packages to CHA seniors and families,” said CHA CEO Tracey Scott. “These events put smiles on faces and remind us of the true meaning of the season.”

Grand Furniture and NRHA provide new mattresses for 27 children (Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority)


From WAVY Norfolk:

Christmas came a little early for dozens of children living in Norfolk’s public housing communities.

On Thursday, 27 children ranging in age from 4 to 16 were given a free mattress courtesy of Grand Furniture.

It’s through a partnership with the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority called “A Chance to Dream Grand” program. The business, which started in 1947 in Downtown Norfolk, donated 27 twin mattresses.

Ground Breaks On Student-Run Youth Homeless Shelter In New Haven (Elm City Communities)


From WSHU Public Radio:

Housing advocates broke ground on a 20-bed temporary shelter for homeless youth in New Haven, Connecticut.

The $4 million project will be the first student-run overnight program in Connecticut. The student leadership development group Y2Y will operate the facility, alongside Youth Continuum that has provided counseling services for homeless young people for decades in New Haven.


Unique Housing Project Eases the Path to Re-Entry for Single Parents (King County Housing Authority)


From Next City:

People who are released from incarceration face unique challenges to participating in society. Returning citizens have no job, little money, and no permanent place to live upon their release. They are sometimes barred from receiving public benefits or accessing public housing. Private landlords and employers may discriminate against them because of their criminal histories. And personal and family relationships may take work to repair.

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