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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.

TCC Wins Excellence in Affordable Housing Award for Innovation (Tacoma Housing Authority)

10.31.19

From The Suburban Times:

The Tacoma/Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium has named Tacoma Community College (TCC) an Excellence in Affordable Housing Award winner in the “innovation” category for 2019. The college will be recognized along with community partners the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT), Koz Development and CWD Investments, at the Excellence in Affordable Housing Event on Oct. 17 at Annie Wright School in Tacoma.

City of San Diego moves ahead with plans for fourth bridge shelter (San Diego Housing Commission)

10.31.19

From KUSI News:

The San Diego Housing Commission has recommended the Alpha Project to run the city’s fourth bridge shelter for homeless people.

The shelters offer a safe place for adult single men and women experiencing homelessness to receive bridge housing, emergency shelter, and appropriate services needed while preparing for permanent housing placements using the Housing First model.

Boys and Girls Club of New Haven to remain open (Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of New Haven)

10.31.19

From WTNH News 8:

The Boys and Girls Club of New Haven will now remain open following an announcement earlier this week that it was closing its doors.

Mayor Toni Harp announced an agreement Thursday among the city, New Haven Public Schools, the Housing Authority of New Haven, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and the Boys and Girls Club of New Haven to continue to provide after-school programming for children at the Boys and Girls Club of New Haven.

Lakeview Terrace children brighten 'gray’ surroundings with help of L.L. Bean (Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority)

10.31.19

From Cleveland.com:

The community center and basketball court at the Lakeview Terrace estates in Ohio City are the heart of the historic, low-income, majority-black public housing complex along the old channel of the Cuyahoga River.

But Matt Schmidt, program director in the Cleveland office of the Trust for Public Land, described the court earlier this year in an online video as “gray” and “not very exciting. It’s got big fences around it. We want to change that.’’

Nonprofit donates thousands of winter coats to Chicago children living in public housing (Chicago Housing Authority)

10.31.19

From ABC 7 Chicago:

Thousands of children in Chicago now have new winter coats, just in time for the upcoming cold months.

The Chicago Housing Authority held its 12th annual "Operation Warm Coat" at the UIC Forum on Saturday.

Operation Warm, a national nonprofit, donated 7,500 coats for children living in public housing.

Free flu shots were also available at the event.

CHA marks National Digital Inclusion Week, is one of 13 public housing communities to receive digital resources (Chicago Housing Authority)

10.31.19

From the Chicago Defender:

As National Digital Inclusion Week gets underway, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) announced it has been selected as a 2019 ConnectHomeUSA Cohort that allows public housing authorities to access high-quality internet and other resources aimed at closing the digital divide.

CHA’s participation in the cohort builds on the agency’s existing efforts to expand digital access for residents.

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