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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.

Dodgers Foundation makes dream come true with new baseball field (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)


From Spectrum News 1:

Grabbing their gloves and walking out onto the baseball field still takes some getting used to for 17-year-old Melissa Perez and 12-year-old Katherine Rios "because we never had anything like this and it’s all new to us," Perez said.

The field they walked out onto at the Boys & Girls club of William Meade — to them — is straight out of a dream.

Chicago Housing Authority, Operation Warm give away more than 6K winter coats


From ABC 7 Chicago:

The Chicago Housing Authority and Operation Warm gave away more than 6,000 coats Saturday to people just before the city takes a turn toward winter weather.

"It just helps the community so much," said Angela Young, who received a coat at the drive.

That's the goal of Operation Warm, the non-profit that teamed up with CHA to support children and families in need before the cold sets in.

Columbus housing for those who age out of foster care celebrates 1st anniversary (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority)


From NBC 4 Columbus:

 Residents and organizers celebrated the first anniversary of the Carol Stewart Village in Franklinton, a place designed to help at-risk youth find stable housing, healthcare, and prepare them for success.

“It kind of puts you on the right track once you have the stability of housing,” said Jay Kerr, a recently placed resident of the village.

Kerr says he was 19 when his foster parents kicked him out of the house.

PNC Foundation commits $600,000 to launch Black Business Boost Fund for underinvested neighborhoods of Milwaukee (Housing Authority City of Milwaukee)


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

The PNC Foundation is awarding a $600,000 grant to support the launch of the Black Business Boost Fund, an ecosystem designed to increase opportunities for Black entrepreneurs and business owners in underinvested neighborhoods of Milwaukee. The program will include direct equity investments, technical assistance, credit recovery, incubation, access to co-working space, working capital and strategic, ongoing one-on-one mentoring.

'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.

Scholar Houses Fill Void for Parenting Students (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, Louisville Metro Housing Authority)


From Housing Matters, an Urban Institute Initative:

For students who are also parents, completing higher education in an in-demand field can lead to greater opportunity and financial stability. Though a growing number of young parents are enrolling in higher education programs, postsecondary institutions are often structured to serve recent high school graduates who do not have children depending on them. 

Grand Opening Celebrates 73 Affordable Rental Apartments for Seniors who Experienced Homelessness with Chronic Health Issues


From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release:

After intermittent homelessness in the past, including two years at a women’s shelter program in San Diego, Melanie moved into a permanent affordable home of her own this month at Trinity Place, developed in collaboration with the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) to provide furnished affordable studios with supportive services for seniors who experienced homelessness with chronic health issues.

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