A Novel Pilot Brings Vertical Farms to Public Housing (Jersey City Housing Authority)


From Bloomberg:

A public housing community in Jersey City received an unusual amenity earlier this month: an indoor farm that will produce 550 pounds of free leafy greens a year. It’s the first of 10 aeroponic farms that will be installed across the city in a novel pilot program called ​​Healthy Greens JC that aims to tackle food insecurity by merging technology, education and food access.

A New Grocery Store Aims to Address Food Access Issues in Sun Valley (Denver Housing Authority)


From Eminetra:

Access to food, or inaccessibility, has long been a problem in Sun Valley. It has been described as both a food desert and a food swamp. Similar ideas indicate that access to large grocery stores is not as easy as that of healthy food stores, and that the number of fast food and convenience stores is disproportionate.

'Transformative' $18 million grant for UH, Case Western Reserve to tackle health disparities amongst African-American communities (Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority)


From WKYC 3:

$18 million is now going to address disparities for the underprivileged in Cleveland. It's called the "ACHIEVE GreatER" initiative, spearheaded by Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals. 

The initiatve will help tackle complex issues that reside deeper than the surface of the skin. Medical issues that often get roadblocked by socio-economic challenges we face, especially for underdeveloped and struggling parts of Cleveland.

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