Education

Boston invests more than $12m in digital equity and inclusion (Boston Housing Authority)

2.9.22

From SmartCitiesWorld:

Boston is investing more than $12m to bring digital equity and inclusion to nearly 23,000 Boston public housing residents, library users, and school-age families.

The new funding will provide free access to wireless broadband service and devices to help public housing seniors and residents get online and will also provide Chromebook laptops to Boston Public School (BPS) students.

A Fruitful Endeavor: Farms at NYCHA

1.26.22

From The NYCHA Journal:

In 2021, NYCHA farms produced 22,000 pounds of organic fresh vegetables, greens, and herbs. There are currently seven farms on the Authority’s open spaces. The inaugural farm at Red Hook Houses was launched in 2013. The other six farms are located at Wagner Houses, Howard Houses, Bay View Houses, Forest Houses, Mariners Harbor Houses, and Pink Houses.  

Video: CLPHA Members Help Residents with Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Resident Support Grants

1.26.22

In November 2020, the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) was awarded a grant from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to help our public housing authority (PHA) members better protect and serve vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jersey City announces low-cost internet access for public housing residents

1.12.22

From NJ.com:

Jersey City residents living in Housing Authority buildings will be able to purchase high-speed internet access at deeply discounted prices and even get it for free, city officials announced Tuesday.

The city is partnering with Andrena, a New Jersey-based internet provider, in its latest initiative to expand broadband internet access to public housing complexes, Mayor Steve Fulop and the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) said.

School board OKs leasing 2.2 acres to provide affordable housing for district students, families (Housing Authority of Snohomish County)

1.12.22

From My Edmonds News:

The Edmonds School Board of Directors, at its Dec. 14 business meeting, unanimously approved a resolution to declare approximately 2.2 acres of property adjacent to Cedar Valley Community School as surplus and then lease it to Housing Hope, which will develop affordable housing on the site.

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