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How These Budding Entrepreneurs Won $20,000 for Their Start-Ups (New York City Housing Authority)


From the New York Times:

Sarah Adams, a teacher, started a side business selling her Jamaican grandmother’s rum cake in 2015 with $5,000 from her husband’s retirement savings. Soon, she was handing out samples at markets and street festivals, building her company, Ms. Macs, one tin at a time.

Entrepreneur Innovation Center opens in Chester at the Booker T. Washington Community Center (Chester Housing Authority)


From the DelCo Times:

Leaning on the wisdom of Madam C.J. Walker, the Entrepreneur Innovation Center opened for business Thursday at the Booker T. Washington Community Center.

In spearheading the concept for the center, Marrea Walker-Smith was motivated by the famous Walker quote: “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”

Cleveland's produce pop-ups seek to fill loss of pandemic-related increase in SNAP benefits (Cuyahoga MHA)


From Spectrum News 1 Cleveland:

One in three Cleveland households is directly affected by that change.

Now, the city is partnering with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority to host produce pop-ups to support families and make up for that loss.

Tiffany Scruggs, VP of Client Services at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, knows the importance of having access to SNAP benefits.

Denver Housing Authority, CU Denver, and MSU Denver Partner to Address Housing and Job Challenges in Downtown Denver


From the Denver Housing Authority's press release:

The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) is partnering with University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) and Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) to help residents, DHA employees, and college students looking for housing and jobs in the downtown area.

Lucas Metropolitan Housing, LISC launches Financial Opportunity Center for residents


From ABC 13 Toledo:

Lucas Metropolitan Housing, in partnership with the Local Initiative Support Corporation, announced Friday the launch of its first-ever Financial Opportunity Center.

The purpose of the FOC is to help residents build credit, grow assets and pursue career goals. LMH is the first public housing authority in Ohio to embed FOC services into its operations on behalf of residents.

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