From Wicked Local Cambridge:
The Cambridge Community Foundation is distributing almost a half million dollars in grants to nonprofits throughout Cambridge a month ahead of schedule as organizations deal with the increased need and financial impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
CCF announced it is releasing the grants early -- including $367,000 to 59 organizations focused on hunger, homelessness and other housing challenges -- and is giving the organizations flexibility in how they spend the money.
In mid-June the King County Housing Authority issued $140 million in tax-exempt housing revenue bonds to provide permanent financing for the acquisition of Hampton Greens, a 326-unit workforce housing complex in Bellevue, Wash., and to assume outstanding debt on four other workforce properties.
From WTKR 3 News:
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority was awarded with over $400,000 from the U.S. Department and Urban Development.
HUD awarded the NRHA with $478,500 to hire and retain service coordinators to help residents achieve economic and housing independence.
From Lawndale News:
From the New Haven Independent:
Fifteen-year-old Curtisy McGill is taking a course called Intro to Manufacturing at Hillhouse High. She has an inspiring teacher, who told her that plumbers get paid very well.
Curtisy has already become the the go-to fix-it person in her family, specializing in unstopping the tub and other bathroom appliances.
From the Boston Globe:
Rafael Salas, an incoming freshman at Westfield State University, dreams of the day when he can help his family leave public housing.
In middle school, when he began attending a youth development program run through the Cambridge Housing Authority, Salas said he already knew his place in society: a “low-income black man.”
From The Columbian:
Angelena Correa-Delacruz said her signature drink is a raspberry latte, sometimes with added caramel.
However, five weeks ago, she didn’t even know there were different types of beans for making coffee.
In an article for Next City produced by FUSE Corps, a national nonprofit that aims to help urban communities thrive through partnerships with local governments, author Erin O’Donnell spotlights two CLPHA member PHAs’ successful programs that enable residents to become more financially self-reliant and less dependent