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.

Senator Patty Murray Introduces AHEAD Act to Promote PHA, School Partnerships

12.18.19

On Tuesday, December 10, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration (AHEAD) Act, legislation intended to encourage public housing authorities and school districts to work together to address child and family homelessness through a federal grant program.

Project S.O.A.R. Helps CHA Youth Reach New Heights (Chicago Housing Authority)

12.5.19

From WBEZ 91.5 Chicago: 

Cassandra Jones has a goal: to be the first person in her family to graduate from college.

Currently, Jones is studying communications at Harold Washington College, a two-year community college located downtown and part of the City Colleges of Chicago. She plans to transfer to a four-year university to study media production.

CLPHA Education Working Group Webinar to Feature the Child Welfare League of America

12.5.19

CLPHA is pleased to announce part of our education webinar series is now open to the general public! Please join us for our next webinar on Tuesday, December 12, 2:00-3:00pm ET for a presentation from the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), a coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies that since 1920 has worked to serve children and families who are vulnerable. CWLA will present on their work and how housers can intersect with the child welfare sector. As always, we'll have time for questions.

CLPHA Receives Grant from The Kresge Foundation to Expand Postsecondary Education Work, Cross-Sector Collaboration

11.25.19

New Funds Will Develop and Sustain Public Housing Authority Initiatives to Improve Postsecondary Achievement for Low-Income Households

WASHINGTON (November 25, 2019) – The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, a housing advocacy organization and leader in efforts to improve life outcomes for low-income individuals and families, announced today that it has been awarded $300,000 from The Kresge Foundation to deepen connections between public housing authorities and their postsecondary education partners.

Volunteers help housing authority residents pursue college degrees (Housing Authority of Cook County)

11.14.19

From the Chicago Tribune:

Earning a college degree is often easier said than done, especially for working parents who are the first in their families to pursue higher education.

The college experience can be overwhelming. When new students first set foot on campus, they can get lost looking for a classroom or office. They may become exasperated trying to fill out financial aid forms. Students may feel like giving up.

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.

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