Education

For homeless kids in crisis, new Eastside Tacoma facility can be ‘transformational’ (Tacoma Housing Authority)

10.7.20

From The News Tribune:

The facility is a significant upgrade.

Tucked into a secluded wooded backdrop near Tacoma Housing Authority’s Salishan development, Arlington Drive Crisis Residential Center — which opened in June — represents a major improvement for Pierce County’s efforts to curb youth homelessness, and in particular for the kids who depend on it.

Families in suburban Cook County public housing to get free internet in Comcast program funded by federal CARES Act dollars (Housing Authority of Cook County)

10.7.20

From the Chicago Tribune:

All families with school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing buildings will be eligible for free broadband internet under a program funded through federal coronavirus stimulus money, officials announced Wednesday.

Cuyahoga MHA CEO Jeffery Patterson featured on ForbesBooks ChangeMakers Podcast

10.5.20

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) CEO and CLPHA Board of Directors Vice President Jeffery K. Patterson was recently featured on ForbesBooksRadio's affordable housing podcast ChangeMakers with Katie Goar. Mr. Patterson discussed CMHA's work not only to increase housing opportunities for low-income Cuyahoga families, but also to leverage the housing authority's resources and local partnerships to improve education outcomes for school-aged public housing residents. One way CMHA is advancing this goal is through expanding  high-speed internet access at CMHA communities.

Children of Assisted Renters Experience Lower Rates of Computer Access. Housing Providers Work to Bridge the Digital Divide, New Report Says

9.2.20

Children across the country begin a new school year like no other where most of the time spent on instruction will be online learning. For children of residents of public and affordable housing, virtual schooling presents an additional set of challenges.

Elm City Communities President Named to State Board of Education

2.20.20

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has named CLPHA Board Member and Elm City Communities President Karen DuBois-Walton as one of four new members of Connecticut’s State Board of Education. The board establishes academic standards and sets policy for the state’s school districts, including preschool, elementary and secondary education, special education, vocational education, adult education, and regional technical high schools. Under the leadership of Dr.

New apartments ready to help Tacoma students in need of affordable housing (Tacoma Housing Authority)

2.19.20

From The News Tribune:

Koz Development last year announced it was opening up its Koz on Market to help students find affordable housing.

This year, a second Koz property is launching another program to help more students struggling with finding a place in Tacoma they can afford.

St. Paul Public Schools To Offer $300 Monthly Rent Supplement To Families In Need (Saint Paul Public Housing Agency)

2.19.20

From CBS Minnesota:

The City of St. Paul and St. Paul Public Schools announced the launch of a ‘Families First Housing Pilot’ on Tuesday. The program will give a $300 monthly rent supplement and housing support services to eligible families in the St. Paul school district for up to three years.

Housing Authority Bridges Digital Divide (Elm City Communities)

2.19.20

From the New Haven Independent:

Over 100 public-housing tenants are receiving two years of free internet service and free tablets in return for a promise — to attend classes on how to use them to improve their lives.

That transaction unfolded Wednesday evening at an event at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center outpost in West Rock at 122 Wilmot Rd.

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