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Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Partnership will Provide Qualifying Public Housing Residents with Free Internet Access


The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA), in partnership with Community Action Akron Summit, is launching a Hotspot Lending Program available to qualifying residents in public housing. This program will provide 1,000 hotspots through a lending library managed by AMHA connecting up to 15 devices within one household. This program will provide free in home high-speed access for the whole family. Because this is a lending program, more than 1,000 low-income residents in Summit County will gain access through this program.

Housing Authority of the City of Austin Hosts Meeting with FCC Press Secretary Paloma Perez


From the City of Austin's Office of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs' newsletter:

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin and Head of Strategic Initiatives Catherine Crago hosted a reception for Paloma Perez on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Henry Flores Education and Training Center in the Meadowbrook apartment complex. Paloma is an Austin native and the press secretary for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and FCC spokesperson.

New E-bike Pilot Program "Good2GoBikes Powered by LACI" Launches to Serve Low-Income Residents of Rancho San Pedro (HACLA)


From the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator's press release:

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), in partnership with Pedal Movement, officially launched a new, first-of-its-kind zero-emission, micro-mobility pilot, making e-bikes and e-cargo bikes available for affordable rental to Rancho San Pedro residents. LACI and HACLA also announced their commitment to extend the successful EV Car Share pilot program at Rancho San Pedro for another year.

Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm Receives $750,000 Grant from the USDA (Chester Housing Authority)


From Chester Matters Blog:

The Chester Housing Authority’s (CHA) Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the USDA to support its initiatives to offer opportunities to underserved communities in Chester. CHA and its community farm will use the grant to advance ongoing commitment to food equity by collaborating with community partners, providing hands-on training through individual technical assistance and agricultural workshops, and implementing other initiatives.

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