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.”
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.
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.
From the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s press release:
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.
From the St. Paul Public Housng Agency's newsletter:
From The 74:
Seeing how 2020 has become the year of highly unlikely events actually happening, Karen DuBois-Walton, president of the Housing Authority of New Haven in Connecticut, would like to put one more on the table: school integration.