Education

CLPHA Releases New Report and Recommendations to Advance Postsecondary Achievement for Public Housing Residents and Housing Insecure Students

5.15.19
Innovative public housing authorities (PHAs) are collaborating with college access partners and community colleges to increase postsecondary educational achievement for low-income residents and college students experiencing homelessness.

TCC Wins Excellence in Affordable Housing Award for Innovation (Tacoma Housing Authority)

10.31.19

From The Suburban Times:

The Tacoma/Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium has named Tacoma Community College (TCC) an Excellence in Affordable Housing Award winner in the “innovation” category for 2019. The college will be recognized along with community partners the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT), Koz Development and CWD Investments, at the Excellence in Affordable Housing Event on Oct. 17 at Annie Wright School in Tacoma.

Boys and Girls Club of New Haven to remain open (Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of New Haven)

10.31.19

From WTNH News 8:

The Boys and Girls Club of New Haven will now remain open following an announcement earlier this week that it was closing its doors.

Mayor Toni Harp announced an agreement Thursday among the city, New Haven Public Schools, the Housing Authority of New Haven, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and the Boys and Girls Club of New Haven to continue to provide after-school programming for children at the Boys and Girls Club of New Haven.

Chicago Housing Authority joins partners to celebrate opening of Independence Apts

10.10.19

From the Chicago Defender:

Chicago Housing Authority officials today joined Evergreen Real Estate Group, the City of Chicago Department of Housing and the community to celebrate the opening of Independence Apartments, a mixed-income apartment building that brings affordable housing for seniors to the Northwest Side.

At Meeting with Seattle Digital Literacy and Education Leaders, Senator Murray Learns from Local Success, Outlines Plan to Bridge Digital Divide (Seattle Housing Authority)

9.26.19

From The Monroe Monitor:

Today at the Seattle Housing Authority, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate education committee, sat down with local officials, community advocates, and digital education leaders to learn more about how Seattle has successfully expanded access to digital skills and literacy education—as well as best practices and lessons from their experiences—as she discussed her latest plans to promote digital inclusion in Washington State and across the country.

Jersey City honors longtime Marion Gardens resident by naming community center after her (Jersey City Housing Authority)

9.26.19

From the Hudson County View:

Betty Morris had two very big families: one was her immediate family, with 16 children, as well as her family-at-large – the residents of the Marion Gardens Housing Complex.

Back in 1974, when the family was under threat, she took action by heading down to Washington D.C. to fight for the necessary funding to keep the complex alive.

“My mother was a selfless person,” said Lori Walker, the youngest of Morris’ 16 children.

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