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About 1,300 Norfolk residents get vaccinated at clinic in Calvert Square neighborhood (Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority)

3.10.21

From WAVY News Norfolk:

There was a continuous flow of people heading into the community building in the Calvert Square neighborhood of Norfolk Sunday.

All of them were waiting patiently to get their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

“It feels good to get the first one out the way,” said Norfolk resident, Jerry Broadnax.

Dr. Cynthia Romero, the Director of the M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health at EVMS, was helping out.

Yakima veterans housing project on schedule for summer completion (Yakima Housing Authority)

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.

Boston mobile vaccination unit begins in Roxbury: ‘This is what equity looks like’ (Boston Housing Authority)

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 Luther King Towers apartment buildings in Roxbury on Friday morning.

Former foster kids now have a place to call home in Columbus (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority)

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.

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A professor then pointed Smith in the direction of the Columbus Scholar House for Former Foster Youth.

CMHA partners with Charter Communications to provide Spectrum Internet to residents in 19 properties (Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority)

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 to bridge the gap.

HACEP completes second round of COVID-19 vaccinations to more than 800 of its residents

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.’

Bringing the COVID-19 vaccine directly to public housing senior residents is a great idea (Chicago Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Cook County)

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 vaccine directly to senior public housing residents instead of making them find their own.

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