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Cook County Program Helps Recovering Drug Addicts Find a New Lease on Life — Affordable Housing (Housing Authority

6.30.21

From WTTW News:

Carla Shaw has lived in her Melrose Park, one-bedroom apartment for the last year and a half. Four months ago, she and her fiancé added baby Jaylen. He’s the first of her four children to be able to come with her from the hospital, drug-free.

“It feels great, I know I have somewhere to go to, I have a roof over my head. I have my baby,” Shaw said.

Shaw said she spent 15 years addicted to drugs, living a life “in the streets."

Early learning program emphasizes teaching moments are everywhere, even in the syrup (King County Housing Authority)

6.9.21

From KUOW Public Radio:

On a sunny Saturday morning, a dozen moms and dads sat around tables in a White Center elementary school library, looking at a PowerPoint slide of a little boy pouring syrup on his pancakes.

"What do you think would happen if I said nothing at all? How much would he put on there?" asked speaker Kellie Morrill, director of the Educare of Greater Seattle P-3 campus.

"Way too much," the parents replied.

Hampton U mobile COVID-19 vaccine, testing clinics aim to break barriers in Norfolk communities (Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority)

6.9.21

From WVEC Nofolk:

If you stopped by the park at the Oakleaf Forest housing community Wednesday, you’d think it was just one big party. 

It featured music, games, and an ice cream truck on the warm spring day. 

But the event, coordinated by Hampton University, strived to keep people healthy. 

The Benefits of Co-Location for Affordable Housing (Chicago Housing Authority)

6.9.21

From Multi-Housing News:

The U.S. is short more than 7 million homes for extremely low-income renters, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. And this gap, calculated using data from the 2019 American Community Survey, has only grown over the past year due to the economic hardship created—or, in many cases, exacerbated—by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posterity Scholars House holds grand opening for 44-unit apartment community (Fort Wayne Housing Authority)

6.9.21

From WANE 15:

The Posterity Scholars House (PSH) held a grand opening Wednesday to celebrate its new innovative, energy efficient housing.

The 44-unit apartment community is designed for project-based Section 8 vouchered single parents who are enrolled in college or a certification program in order to break the cycle of poverty.

New senior housing complex planned near Findlay Market (Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority)

5.26.21

From the Cincinnati Enquirer:

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority plans to build a new senior housing complex on a city-owned parking lot west of Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine.

Called Logan Commons, the planned three-story residential development would consist of 42 one-bedroom units, ranging from 565-666 square feet, with a 6,000-square-foot senior center on the first floor.

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