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Chicago Housing Authority Distributes 5,000 Coats to Families, Children at 16th Annual Operation Warm

11.7.23

From the Chicago Housing Authority's press release:

The Chicago Housing Authority partnered with the national non-profit Operation Warm for the 16th year Saturday at the UIC Forum, handing out 5,000 new winter coats to more than 2,000 families with children living in public housing and participants of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

USDA final rule expands free meal access at high-poverty schools

10.17.23

From K-12 Dive:

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement called the final rule “an important step” toward achieving President Joe Biden’s commitment to create a pathway for 9 million more students to receive free school meals by 2032.

“Increasing access to free, healthy school breakfast and lunch will decrease childhood hunger, improve child health and student readiness, and put our nation on the path to better nutrition and wellness,” Vilsack said.

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Support Children and Families in Foster Care

10.17.23

From The White House:

The more than 391,000 American children and youth living in foster care deserve to grow up in safe and loving homes devoted to their health, happiness, and success. These are often our most vulnerable children, and we have a solemn responsibility as a country to ensure they grow up healthy, supported and with as much opportunity as all other children.

SOME Opens Roberts Residences, A New Affordable Housing Building In Northeast Washington (DC Housing Authority)

10.17.23

From So Others Might Eat's press release:

On Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, SOME (So Others Might Eat), a DC-based nonprofit focused on combating poverty and homelessness, unveiled its newest addition to the D.C. skyline with the official opening of Roberts Residences at 1515 North Capitol Street NE.

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