Join CLPHA’s Education Working Group on Tuesday, February 12, 2:00-3:00pm ET to learn more about school attendance initiatives taking place at PHAs across the country. Representatives from the King County Housing Authority and the national nonprofit Attendance Works will present on tools for addressing chronic absenteeism, as well as strategies for fostering a culture of attendance among residents. As always, we'll have time for questions. This webinar is open to CLPHA members and the general public.
The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) and partner Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp. (WWBIC) held a graduation ceremony for graduates of HACM’s Make Your Money Talk program, a financial literacy initiative that teaches HACM residents about budgeting, improving credit scores, and personal finances.
In her December 11 article for Youth Today, reporter Stell Simonton looks at some of the innovative educational support programs offered at public housing authorities across the country.
CLPHA’s Membership Spotlight features the outstanding work and achievements of our member public housing authorities - the nation’s largest and most innovative PHAs. Based on interviews with PHA executives, these brief profiles spotlight our members’ initiatives to strengthen their communities and improve life outcomes for their residents.
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 11, 2:00-3:00pm ET for presentations on efforts from the Chicago Housing Authority to work with residents on pursuing postsecondary opportunities, as well as an update from HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research on data collection around tracking and increasing FAFSA utilization.
As always, we'll have time for questions. We hope you can join us.
As part of a Housing Is collaboration with the Kresge Foundation to explore ways to improve postsecondary access and success for low-income individuals, CLPHA and Kresge partnered to convene five innovative PHAs, their postsecondary partners, and federal staff for a meeting yesterday in Washington, D.C.
A recent news article highlights how the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) is utilizing the MTW demonstration to encourage family self-sufficiency with its School Housing Stability Program, a rental assistance program that offers subsidized housing to families experiencing homelessness from the Vancouver and Evergreen public school districts over a four-year period, with rental assistance decreasing each year.
The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) and Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) were recognized for their work in addressing homelessness among community college students and other barriers to higher education in a recent article for Inside Higher Ed. THA’s College Housing Assistance Program began in 2014 in response to rising rents in Tacoma and Pierce Counties.