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YouthToday Features CLPHA Cross-Sector Education Work, Support for AHEAD Act

2.5.20

CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman spoke to YouthToday about U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s (D-WA) Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration (AHEAD) Act, which would encourage public housing authorities and school districts to work together to address child and family homelessness through a federal grant program.

Tacoma’s Got Housing Vouchers Just for College Students (Tacoma Housing Authority)

2.5.20

From Next City:

At the beginning of the spring 2020 semester, the chancellor at the University of Washington Tacoma sent out an advisory to students: “If you or someone you know is dealing with housing issues that might interfere with the ability to succeed in school,” it said, “a new program could help.”

New future for Tacoma’s defunct Gault Middle School could include housing, recreation (Tacoma Housing Authority)

2.5.20

From The News Tribune:

For a decade, Gault Middle School has sat vacant on Tacoma’s Eastside.

Located at 1115 E. Division Lane, the school closed down in 2009.

Now, the building’s windows and doors are boarded over from years of accumulated damage.

“We’ve had a lot of wire theft happen and vandalism,” said Alicia Lawver, strategic planning and policy manager for Tacoma Public Schools.

PNC awards $150,000 to TPS for housing authority pre-K readiness program (Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority)

2.5.20

From NBC 24 WNWO Toledo:

The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) wants children in its communities to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Toledo Public Schools (TPS) and the PNC Foundation are making that happen.

PNC granted $150,000 from its Grow Up Great funds to TPS Friday morning to fund its new early learning program for LMHA families.

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