$100,000 to go toward improving healthy food access in Milwaukee (Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee)


From Spectrum News 1:

About $100,000 is being put toward efforts to increase the availability of healthy food options in underserved areas of Milwaukee.

The City of Milwaukee announced Monday that seven for-profit and not-for-profit organizations supporting health food initiatives received this year’s Fresh Food Access Fund grants.

Cleveland's produce pop-ups seek to fill loss of pandemic-related increase in SNAP benefits (Cuyahoga MHA)


From Spectrum News 1 Cleveland:

One in three Cleveland households is directly affected by that change.

Now, the city is partnering with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority to host produce pop-ups to support families and make up for that loss.

Tiffany Scruggs, VP of Client Services at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, knows the importance of having access to SNAP benefits.

Home Forward's radon procedures manual inspires state protocol


From the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services' news bulletin:

In 2017, Home Forward began testing its Portland public housing buildings for radon to prepare for a major rehabilitation project. The agency discovered some buildings had elevated levels of radon, but guidance on addressing it was limited.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had issued recommendations for radon testing in 2013, but there was no requirement specific to testing public housing properties.

Report on Kresge Foundation's Health and Housing Initiative Offer Guidance on Creating Solutions with Communities


On November 3, 2022, the Stanford Social Innovation Review released a new article as part of their Collaboration for Housing Justice Series. “Housing and Health: Creating Solutions with Communities” provides findings from the Kresge Foundation from their 31 grantees who are working in the intersection of housing, health, and community action. The authors' key recommendation for funders undertaking this work is to fund community-driven solutions and community power.

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