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DHS and VIHA Implement V.I.’s First Housing Assistance Program for Youth

5.26.21

From the St. Thomas Source:

The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services has announced it has partnered with the Virgin Islands Housing Authority to implement the territory’s first housing assistance program for youth who have left (aged out of) the foster care system and are at risk of becoming homeless. This is especially great news during Foster Care Awareness Month.

NYC announces free and low-cost internet for 13 housing developments (New York City Housing Authority)

5.11.21

From Cities Today:

Five vendors have signed agreements to offer high-speed internet access for up to 30,000 residents in 13 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office called it a “major milestone” in the implementation of the city’s Internet Master Plan for universal broadband.

Vancouver Housing Authority offers rent discount to residents entering child care workforce

5.11.21

From Clark County Today: 

The housing authority and its nonprofit Bridgeview are focused on helping those who are unemployed or underemployed build self-sufficiency

To build up the child care workforce, Vancouver Housing Authority is financially incentivizing tenants who become employed in a state-licensed child care facility.

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