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Atlanta Housing and Partners Connect Seniors to COVID-19 Vaccinations

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.

Mobile COVID-19 vaccination event targets Cherry Hill seniors (Housing Authority of Baltimore City)

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 mobile clinic to break down any accessibility barriers.

DCHA Works with Johns Hopkins Medicine to Vaccinate Senior Residents

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 living in DCHA properties. 

Yonkers Begins to Get Vaccinated (Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers)

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 seniors who reside at MHACY properties. The program, which was held at the Nodine Hill Community Center, vaccinated more than 250 seniors.

WWBIC and HACM Celebrate Make Your Money Talk Graduates in Virtual Ceremony (Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee)

2.10.21

From the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee's website:

Throughout 2020, the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) demonstrated that it can adapt quickly and effectively as seen with its shift to a virtual format for the Make Your Money Talk (MYMT) financial literacy program. WWBIC provided financial capability education to 188 HACM residents in 2020, bringing the total number of graduates to 2,834 since the program’s inception in 2004.

FirstEnergy Foundation awards grants to area groups in health, business, education, social justice (Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority)

2.10.21

From the Akron Beacon Journal:

The FirstEnergy Foundation has donated more than $3.4 million to nearly 100 organizations across its service territory as part of “Investing with Purpose,” a company initiative focused on supporting organizations that advance health and safety, workforce development, educational and social justice initiatives. The grants represent the first round of approximately $7 million in charitable contributions the foundation said it will award as part of the program.

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Local organization helps students living in public housing pay for college (INLIVIAN)

2.10.21

From WSOC TV:

Students living in public housing in Charlotte have an opportunity to get help paying for college.

Charlotte ranks among the worst in the nation in upward mobility, meaning if a child is born in poverty it is very difficult for them to climb out of it.

The Greater Steps Scholars program is designed to help end the cycle of poverty by investing in students in public housing.

Housing Authority of the City of El Paso distributes COVID-19 vaccine to elderly residents

2.10.21

From the El Paso Times:

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso distributed 850 COVID-19 vaccines to elderly residents on Friday.

Along with the HACEP, the doses were made possible in collaboration with University Medical Center, Amistad, El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso County, and County Judge Ricardo Samaniego.

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