Education

When 'access' is a trap: CLPHA highlights the potential perils of for-profit colleges

2.13.20

Can we protect public housing families from predatory for-profit colleges?

With used car-salesman like tactics, predatory for-profit college recruiters have pressured low-income students to enroll in courses and take out student loans without telling the whole story about the true cost of fees or future employment prospects. The end result? Crippling debt and unemployment for students already struggling to make ends meet. What’s worse? Some recruiters are aggressively marketing their for-profit programs to public housing residents.

YouthToday Features CLPHA Cross-Sector Education Work, Support for AHEAD Act

2.5.20

CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman spoke to YouthToday about U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s (D-WA) Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration (AHEAD) Act, which would encourage public housing authorities and school districts to work together to address child and family homelessness through a federal grant program.

Tacoma’s Got Housing Vouchers Just for College Students (Tacoma Housing Authority)

2.5.20

From Next City:

At the beginning of the spring 2020 semester, the chancellor at the University of Washington Tacoma sent out an advisory to students: “If you or someone you know is dealing with housing issues that might interfere with the ability to succeed in school,” it said, “a new program could help.”

New future for Tacoma’s defunct Gault Middle School could include housing, recreation (Tacoma Housing Authority)

2.5.20

From The News Tribune:

For a decade, Gault Middle School has sat vacant on Tacoma’s Eastside.

Located at 1115 E. Division Lane, the school closed down in 2009.

Now, the building’s windows and doors are boarded over from years of accumulated damage.

“We’ve had a lot of wire theft happen and vandalism,” said Alicia Lawver, strategic planning and policy manager for Tacoma Public Schools.

PNC awards $150,000 to TPS for housing authority pre-K readiness program (Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority)

2.5.20

From NBC 24 WNWO Toledo:

The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) wants children in its communities to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Toledo Public Schools (TPS) and the PNC Foundation are making that happen.

PNC granted $150,000 from its Grow Up Great funds to TPS Friday morning to fund its new early learning program for LMHA families.

A Housing Authority scholarship program turning dreams to reality for some residents (Housing Authority of the City of El Paso)

2.5.20

From KTSM 9 News:

 The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso’s (HACEP) scholarship program is giving residents the opportunity to achieve their goals and dreams.

Since she was a child, Patricia Castillo had always dreamt of being a teacher, and because of the HACEP scholarship program, she made that dream a reality.

“I saw a flyer in the community, and I thought, ‘Why not?’” , Castillo said in a release.

HACEP scholarship program helps residents achieve educational goals (Housing Authority of the City of El Paso)

1.22.20

From the El Paso Herald-Post:

Since she was a child, Patricia Castillo has wanted to be a teacher. Thanks to the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso‘s scholarship program, she’s taken an important step toward achieving that goal.

“I saw a flyer in the community, and I thought, ‘Why not?'” she said.

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