A new study by Economist Raj Chetty and his research partners illustrates how the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) and King County Housing Authority’s (KCHA) experimental program is helping low-income families relocate from low-opportunity to high-opportunity areas, a move that can greatly improve their children’s life outcomes.
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Chester’s Ruth Bennett Community Farm is a vibrant oasis in a desert of dull brick and lifeless concrete.
Tucked below Interstate 95 at the top of a cul-de-sac, the 2-acre farm teems with life: organic produce, wildflowers, and a host of winged insects that flutter between the two.
“This is like a resurrection of life here,” assistant manager Malik Savage said during a recent visit.
From Education Dive:
The Stable Homes Stable Schools initiative — launched in May to help Minneapolis Public Schools students and their families pay rent and maintain consistent housing while also offering wraparound services — already has 125 families with 396 children enrolled in the program and hopes to attract more than 600 students, the Minnesota Daily reported.
From the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles' (HACLA) press release:
From the New York Real Estate Journal:
The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) was recently voted as the city’s best senior housing (non-site specific) in the Yonkers Chamber of Commerce’s 15th Annual Best of Yonkers competition.
All winners will be featured in the Chamber’s August 30th “Best of Yonkers” issue of the Yonkers Progress.
From The Columbian:
Vancouver will receive $1.88 million in new affordable housing grants, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell announced last week.
The funding will come in the form of $1.24 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, Community Development Block Grant Program, as well as $646,431 from HUD’s HOME Investment Partnership Program, the Democratic senator said in a media release.
From Oregon Public Broadcasting:
On Monday, Vancouver and Washington state officials gathered alongside community members to celebrate the grand opening of Caples Terrace, a new public housing project offering affordable units to young adults who have aged out of foster care or fallen into homelessness.
Christina LaCelle, 20, could barely contain her excitement. She and her 3-month-old daughter Vivianne were just weeks away from moving into their very first apartment at the new complex.
From West Seattle Blog:
For the fourth consecutive year, West Seattle Elementary students got a first-day-of-school welcome like no other: The “Be There Rally.” 2016 was the first time community members were invited to greet and inspire the students. The event has continued growing in size and reputation, and this year drew more citywide dignitaries than ever. More on them later. First – WSE principal Pamela McCowan-Conyers got to tell the crowd all about her school.
From ABC 3 KEYT:
The Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura was just awarded $18,983,730 from the California Strategic Growth Council for its Ventura Westside Housing and Active Transportation grant application.
The award is granted through the state’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC), which funds projects that promote healthier communities and protect the environment by increasing the supply of affordable places to live near jobs, stores, transit and other daily needs.
From the San Bernardino Sun:
The rectangular room is immaculate, with something to explore at every turn.
Between the gray walls are areas to read, color, play, write and listen. Rugs for napping and bean bags for lounging rest on the hardwood floors.
Not a book nor crayon is out of place on a recent weekday – it’s the calm before the storm.