CLPHA is pleased to share the Education Working Group’s webinar series calendar of events for 2019-2020. Most webinars are open to our broader community of practice! This year’s series covers a variety of topics such as attendance, child welfare, racial equity, and predatory for-profit postsecondary institutions.
New research from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) shows that federal rental assistance reduces crowding, housing instability, and homelessness, lifts individuals out of poverty, boosts children's life outcomes, and improves adult well-being & health costs.
On Tuesday, December 10, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration (AHEAD) Act, legislation intended to encourage public housing authorities and school districts to work together to address child and family homelessness through a federal grant program.
Next week, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) will re-introduce the Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration Act of 2019 (the AHEAD Act).
From the Fresno Housing Authority's newsletter:
From WBEZ 91.5 Chicago:
Cassandra Jones has a goal: to be the first person in her family to graduate from college.
Currently, Jones is studying communications at Harold Washington College, a two-year community college located downtown and part of the City Colleges of Chicago. She plans to transfer to a four-year university to study media production.
From Block Club Chicago:
Two mission-based developers have joined together to propose a new Rogers Park project that would provide LGBTQ-friendly senior housing and artist live/work space.
From the Delaware County Daily Times:
The Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm wound down its fall selling season by sending its new youth contingent to the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s “It Takes a Region” conference in Jersey City, N.J.
Four city students who worked the farm during the summer - Ah’maj Jackson, Joseph “Joe Joe” Dukes, Khi’Jhane Hall and Jasmine Young – learned about urban farming practices and connected with other youth farmers during the three-day conference.
On Wednesday, November 13, HACLA joined with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Councilman Joe Buscaino, and community partners in the fight against homelessness for the opening of A Bridge Home Imperial. This shelter will provide interim housing and supportive services for 100 women and men from the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts who were previously homeless before connecting with the facility, giving them a place to receive the support they need to get on the path toward permanent housing.
Policymakers at the state and federal level have been testing ways to recognize the interconnectedness of health and housing outcomes.