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Nonprofit donates thousands of winter coats to Chicago children living in public housing (Chicago Housing Authority)

10.31.19

From ABC 7 Chicago:

Thousands of children in Chicago now have new winter coats, just in time for the upcoming cold months.

The Chicago Housing Authority held its 12th annual "Operation Warm Coat" at the UIC Forum on Saturday.

Operation Warm, a national nonprofit, donated 7,500 coats for children living in public housing.

Free flu shots were also available at the event.

CHA marks National Digital Inclusion Week, is one of 13 public housing communities to receive digital resources (Chicago Housing Authority)

10.31.19

From the Chicago Defender:

As National Digital Inclusion Week gets underway, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) announced it has been selected as a 2019 ConnectHomeUSA Cohort that allows public housing authorities to access high-quality internet and other resources aimed at closing the digital divide.

CHA’s participation in the cohort builds on the agency’s existing efforts to expand digital access for residents.

Affordable Apartments for Families with Low Income, Including Families with Developmental Disabilities, Open in Otay Mesa (San Diego Housing Commission)

10.10.19

From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release:

Today’s grand opening of 42 apartments at Pacifica at Playa del Sol (Pacifica) celebrated the addition of new housing opportunities for families who need an affordable place to live and, for some, access to services for family members with developmental disabilities.

Why Denver Hospitals Are Getting Into The Housing Business (Denver Housing Authority)

10.10.19

From Kaiser Health News:

One patient at Denver Health, the city’s largest safety net hospital, occupied a bed for more than four years — a hospital record of 1,558 days.

Another admitted for a hard-to-treat bacterial infection needed eight weeks of at-home IV antibiotics, but had no home.

A third, with dementia, came to the hospital after being released from the Denver County Jail. His family refused to take him back.

Denver becomes 2nd city to get Boston-based ISP's internet package (Denver Housing Authority)

10.10.19

From the Boston Business Journal:

Starry, a Boston-based startup internet service provider, has partnered with Denver Housing Authority to offer broadband internet to affordable and public housing residents.

Denver is just the second city to get Starry’s low-cost internet, following a pilot program in Boston. The pilot program launched in 2016.

CHA Joins Partners to Celebrate Opening of Pierce House at La Casa Norte (Chicago Housing Authority)

10.10.19

From Lawndale News:

Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) officials joined La Casa Norte, the City of Chicago Department of Housing, local elected officials and members of the community to dedicate Pierce House, which brings 25 units of supportive housing to the Humboldt Park community. The one and two-bedroom apartments are supported by CHA project-based vouchers and will be leased to individuals and families from the CHA waiting list and Chicago’s Coordinated Entry System.

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