Housing IS

To The Point Podcast, Episode 3: Ed Lowndes on the Housing Authority of Kansas City, MO's Education Partnerships


Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority CEO and CLPHA President Jeffery K. Patterson sits down with CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman to discuss how CLPHA’s Housing Is Initiative has elevated collaborations between the housing and education sectors to improve education outcomes for low-income students of all ages, and Sunia explains how CLPHA member PHAs are pioneering these life-changing collaborations in their own communities.

Seattle Housing Authority releases report on the impact of arts and culture on the redevelopment of public housing


From the Seattle Housiung Authority's website:

The Seattle Housing Authority has released a comprehensive report titled Humanizing Public Housing: Arts, Culture and Well-Being in the Mixed Income Redevelopment of Seattle’s Yesler Terrace. The report documents how SHA embedded artists and creative projects in a public housing community undergoing a complete physical and social transformation.

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority and U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty announce new $1 million federal grant to launch Ready, Set, RISE initiative


From the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release:

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and U.S. Congresswoman and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Joyce Beatty (OH-03) announced today that a $1 million federal grant will support CMHA’s new Ready, Set, RISE initiative to help residents overcome the sudden decrease in public benefits that often accompany an increase in earnings – also known as the “benefits cliff” – a barrier that keeps many families living in poverty.

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s CyberBus Rolls Its Way to Arizona During Super Bowl Week


From the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh's press release:

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) and The Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation are making the cross country trek from Pittsburgh to Arizona to promote digital literacy while demonstrating their newest innovation in Digital Literacy Programming – the WOW CyberBus – during the week leading up to Super Bowl LVII.

SERC MLK Basketball & Cheer Tournament Hosted by the Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro Creates Buzz


From the Goldsboro Daily News:

Participants are still buzzing with leftover excitement from the 2023 SERC MLK Basketball & Cheer Tournament hosted in Goldsboro, North Carolina, January 13-15th. Housing Authorities throughout the Southeastern Region of the United States traveled during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with their youth, families, coaches, and staff to an incredible weekend of thrilling competitive sports, exciting educational opportunities, and positive cultural experiences.

Unlocking the Connection: How the Housing Authority of the City of Austin Has Tackled the Digital Divide


The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) is one of the leading housing authorities in the field of digital equity, offering several services to residents to improve digital inclusion. Eight years ago, HACA identified that their residents were missing out on the many online services and opportunities due to the digital divide – that is, the gap between those who have consistent access to modern information and communications networks, technology, and devices and those who do not.

Report on Kresge Foundation's Health and Housing Initiative Offer Guidance on Creating Solutions with Communities


On November 3, 2022, the Stanford Social Innovation Review released a new article as part of their Collaboration for Housing Justice Series. “Housing and Health: Creating Solutions with Communities” provides findings from the Kresge Foundation from their 31 grantees who are working in the intersection of housing, health, and community action. The authors' key recommendation for funders undertaking this work is to fund community-driven solutions and community power.

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