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CLPHA Releases New Report and Recommendations to Advance Postsecondary Achievement for Public Housing Residents and Housing Insecure Students

5.15.19
Innovative public housing authorities (PHAs) are collaborating with college access partners and community colleges to increase postsecondary educational achievement for low-income residents and college students experiencing homelessness.

Chester farm feeds the body and soul of a community (Chester Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From WHYY:

Chester’s Ruth Bennett Community Farm is a vibrant oasis in a desert of dull brick and lifeless concrete.

Tucked below Interstate 95 at the top of a cul-de-sac, the 2-acre farm teems with life: organic produce, wildflowers, and a host of winged insects that flutter between the two.

“This is like a resurrection of life here,” assistant manager Malik Savage said during a recent visit.

Minneapolis program aims to address student housing insecurity (Minneapolis Public Housing Authority & Tacoma Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From Education Dive:

The Stable Homes Stable Schools initiative — launched in May to help Minneapolis Public Schools students and their families pay rent and maintain consistent housing while also offering wraparound services — already has 125 families with 396 children enrolled in the program and hopes to attract more than 600 students, the Minnesota Daily reported.

Vancouver Opens New Housing For Homeless Youth, Teens Aging Out Of Foster Care (Vancouver Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From Oregon Public Broadcasting:

On Monday, Vancouver and Washington state officials gathered alongside community members to celebrate the grand opening of Caples Terrace, a new public housing project offering affordable units to young adults who have aged out of foster care or fallen into homelessness.

Christina LaCelle, 20, could barely contain her excitement. She and her 3-month-old daughter Vivianne were just weeks away from moving into their very first apartment at the new complex.

‘The West Seattle Elementary difference’ starts new year with Be There Rally (Seattle Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From West Seattle Blog:

For the fourth consecutive year, West Seattle Elementary students got a first-day-of-school welcome like no other: The “Be There Rally.” 2016 was the first time community members were invited to greet and inspire the students. The event has continued growing in size and reputation, and this year drew more citywide dignitaries than ever. More on them later. First – WSE principal Pamela McCowan-Conyers got to tell the crowd all about her school.

New preschool in San Bernardino’s Arrowhead Grove community is for the whole family (Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino)

9.12.19

From the San Bernardino Sun:

The rectangular room is immaculate, with something to explore at every turn.

Between the gray walls are areas to read, color, play, write and listen. Rugs for napping and bean bags for lounging rest on the hardwood floors.

Not a book nor crayon is out of place on a recent weekday – it’s the calm before the storm.

SAHA partners with nonprofit to provide transitional housing for former foster youth (San Antonio Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From ABC KSAT 12:

Bridging the gap between foster care and a life of independence is one of the big goals for local nonprofit the THRU Project.

Originally established to provide mentors for youth who age out of state care, the group recently expanded its mission to provide housing for a vulnerable young population.

We first told you about the Next Step housing program last year. Now it's expanding, thanks to a new partnership with the San Antonio Housing Authority.

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