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3.10.21
From the Yakima Herald: Construction of the Chuck Austin Place — a veterans housing project and service hub in Yakima — is on track for summer completion. Apartments have been built and work continues to transform an old armory into additional housing and a center where medical, dental, behavioral health and other services will be provided. In all, 41 units will be built.
3.10.21
From the Boston Herald: The city’s mobile vaccination site has begun putting shots in arms, starting with 100 vaccines at a Boston public housing project for seniors in Roxbury. “This is the beginning of a mobile effort that the city’s going to roll out to bring vaccines to people’s homes, to where people live,” Boston Health Chief Marty Martinez told reporters outside the Martin...
3.10.21
From ABC 6 Columbus: 18-year-old, Ka’Marr Smith has traveled a tough road. After the death of his mother, he bounced around between family members. Smith found himself getting into trouble and acting out, which lead him down an even darker path. ... A professor then pointed Smith in the direction of the Columbus Scholar House for Former Foster Youth.
3.10.21
From Cleveland.com: Charter communications is teaming up with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority partner to bring high-speed internet to residents living in 19 of its properties in the effort to stop the digital divide. On Feb. 22., Charter communications announced the partnership with CMHA, where thousands of residents will be provided with high-speed broadband internet...
3.10.21
From The Columbus Dispatch: The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority plans to issue an additional 1,000 housing vouchers over the next year, while 24,000 remain on its wait list for federally subsidized housing. The housing authority has already issued 12,500 housing vouchers, but the need is much more, as the waiting list shows and housing advocates push for more affordable...
3.10.21
From the El Paso Herald-Post: The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP), in collaboration with University Medical Center (UMC), Amistad, El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso County and County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, distributed vaccines to more than 800 elderly residents on Friday, February 26.’
3.10.21
From the San Diego Community News Group: Mayor Todd Gloria on Feb. 25 announced new partnerships between the City of San Diego and three nonprofit organizations to bolster programs helping young people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
3.10.21
From the Chicago Sun Times: A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the need for government officials to make it easier especially for older people to access vaccine appointments, the online competition being unworkable for many of them. That’s before you even get to mobility issues. One recommendation I passed along from the Jane Addams Senior Caucus was that we start taking the...
3.10.21
From the Sacramento Bee: As part of a national effort to save low-income renters from eviction, Sacramento city and county officials on Thursday will make nearly $100 million in free rent assistance grants available to help pay for past-due rent and utility bills during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2.24.21
From Atlanta Housing's website: Atlanta Housing (AH) partnered with the Family Health Centers of Georgia to vaccinate 118 AH residents Friday, Feb 19. AH provided transportation using social distancing, masks and sanitation per CDC guidelines. Additional vaccinations will occur as AH development partners provide onsite clinics for eligible residents.
2.24.21
From WMAR Baltimore: I’m very fortunate," said Doris Moore. Moore is one of more than 80 Cherry Hill Homes residents ages 65 years or older who got their first COVID-19 vaccine dose Tuesday. "It wasn’t bad at all," said Gloria Harris. The Housing Authority of Baltimore City partnered with the Baltimore City Health Department and MedStar Health, using their...
2.24.21
From Evanston Now: For 65-year old Joy Horton, the chance to get a COVID-19 vaccination “just dropped out of the sky” for her and for other residents of the Victor Walchirk Apartments in Evanston today.
2.24.21
From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's press release: District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) Executive Director Tyrone Garrett is proud to be working with Johns Hopkins Health System (JHSS) and Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), thanks to its partnership with D.C. Department of Health, successfully completing the first three weeks of the pilot program vaccinating senior citizens...
2.24.21
From the Yonkers Times: Progress is being made in the efforts to vaccinate Yonkers residents and residents throughout Westchester, with the COVID-19 vaccine. Pictured avbove is Eduviges Aquinio, a resident of Flynn Manor, was the first senior to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) held a special vaccination program on February 4th for...
2.24.21
From The Columbian: Vancouver Housing Authority will name its newest homeless shelter after Bertha Baugh, a founding member of the NAACP Vancouver branch. Last week, VHA closed on the purchase of the 63-room Howard Johnson motel near Vancouver Mall for use as a noncongregate shelter. It was announced on Wednesday that the property, which is not yet open, will be known as Bertha...
2.24.21
From Patch.com: In its continuing quest to improve public housing and engage its residents, The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers has launched an ambitious public art project at its properties across the city. The Mulford Corporation, which raises funds to supplement the housing authority programs, has voted to allocate $100,000 to commission Yonkers Arts to...
2.24.21
From Elm City Communities President Karen DuBois-Walton's op-ed in The CT Mirror: We know the numbers.  The need is clear. Connecticut, like the nation, has been in the midst of a housing crisis –a crisis that predates the COVID-19 pandemic but has been exacerbated by it. ...
2.24.21
From the Hudson Reporter: More than 1,600 low-income households in Jersey City will receive rent relief and utility assistance through the Jersey City COVID-19 Hardship Assistance Program, according to Mayor Steven Fulop and the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation. According to the city, 95-percent of applicants for the $2.5 million in grant money will be provided to...
2.24.21
From the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman:  Alaska Housing Finance Corporation launched a new rental relief and utility assistance program for renters across the state that have been negatively affected by COVID-19 Feb 16.
2.24.21
From Texas Public Radio: Lack of water and power has not made weathering the recent winter storm easy in San Antonio. Some Texans have lost all power, some are without water, and many are lining up outside H-E-Bs across the state to buy food, propane and bottled water. ... There are a few warming centers in the city, including two prepared by the San Antonio...
2.24.21
Fom the New York City Housing Authority's press release:
2.24.21
From Atlanta Housing's website: As Atlanta suffers devastating and long-term ramifications from the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlanta Housing (AH) is calling for more partnerships with for-profit and non-profit real estate owners to help us serve the city’s vulnerable homeless population.
2.23.21
From the Star Tribune:    For Abdi Warsame, trust is everything.

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