From the Sacramento Bee:
The Sacramento City Council allocated $2.7 million of its $89 million in federal coronavirus stimulus funding and $2 million in additional federal funding toward rental assistance for low-income residents.
Renters can receive up to $4,000 in assistance, paid directly to their landlords, according to a news release from the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, which is administering the program.
As part of their Connect Home SA Program and to promote Digital Inclusion Week, the San Antonio Housing Authority gives away more than 120 desktop computers to residents. Watch KSAT San Antonio's news story on the giveaway event.
From State of Reform:
Despite coronavirus-related struggles, Vancouver-area homelessness and affordable housing agencies continue to deliver services.
Though the need for social distancing, increased levels of sanitization and volunteer shortages during the coronavirus pandemic strained Clark County’s homeless response system, agencies continued to provide housing assistance to families in need thanks to state and federal funds.
From the Los Angeles Times:
Nearly 9,000 residents of public housing in Los Angeles will receive free broadband internet access for the rest of the 2020-21 school year as part of a new partnership between the city, Microsoft and the start-up internet service provider Starry.
The coronavirus pandemic and its associated effects have greatly impacted the U.S. Virgin Islands’ lowest income residents, especially its seniors. To lift their spirits and help them stay sanitized and protected against COVID-19, the Virgin Islands Housing Authority distributed care packages funded by CARES Act coronavirus relief funds to the 65 senior residents of its Lucinda Millin Home on St. Thomas. The packages included cases of water, face masks, Clorox, puzzles, games, and the star attraction -- Red Cross emergency radios.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Hundreds of school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing will get free laptops paid for by federal coronavirus stimulus money starting Wednesday, as part of an ongoing effort to ensure digital access after the COVID-19 pandemic upended in-person learning.
OCHA is Transforming Public Housing to Meet the Needs of Their Oldest Low-Income Residents