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WHA rolls out iPad Lending Program and distributes basic needs baskets to senior residents (Wilmington Housing Authority)

5.11.21

From WWAY 3: 

The Wilmington Housing Authority is making sure our oldest residents aren’t going without basic needs.

The WHA distributed more than 200 basic needs baskets to senior residents with the help of the Wilmington Fire Department last Wednesday.

The baskets included cleaning supplies, masks, and hand sanitizer.

Register for HUD COVID-19 Webinars

5.10.21

HUD has announced they will host COVID-19 webinars focusing on Housing/Health Partnerships, the COVID-19 Vaccine Challenge, and Community Health Workers (CHWs). Please note that capacity is limited and pre-registration is required to attend. 

 

Health Center 101: Building Housing/Health Partnerships 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm (ET) 

An urban farm in Chester embarks on its second year of feeding public housing residents (Chester Housing Authority)

4.22.21

From WHYY Philadelphia:

The Ruth L. Bennett Homes, with 261 family units, is the largest federally subsidized public housing development in Chester. The homes, which require tenants to make less than a certain amount to reside there, already serve a vulnerable population. When the pandemic struck, they faced further financial hardships, and keeping food on the table became a challenge.

HACP and 412 Food Rescue to Launch New Food Delivery Service

4.22.21

From the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh's press release:

In 2016, representatives of the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) began working with representatives of a start-up nonprofit organization to help address food insecurity in public housing. They didn’t know it at the time, but their partnership would end up connecting thousands of low-income families with regular access to fresh, healthy food while creating a national model for food rescue and delivery services.

DCHA Announces $250,000 Investment in New Human Capital Plan

4.22.21

From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's press release:

District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Tyrone Garrett announced that four resident entrepreneurs received $2,500 micro-grants to support their businesses at the April 14 monthly Board of Commissioners meeting as the first action in the rollout of the agency’s $250,000 investment into its new Human Capital Plan.

Historic Milwaukee Soldiers Home restored to serve veterans and their families facing homelessness (Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee)

4.22.21

From WTMJ Milwaukee:

The Victorian Gothic Old Main building on the Milwaukee Soldiers Home campus has a new but familiar purpose more than 150 years after it first opened to house Civil War veterans.

"Here in 2021, we're fulfilling the mission of putting veterans and families into a home who are either homeless or at risk of being homeless. So this is a great win not only for the City of Milwaukee but for the state of Wisconsin," said Eduardo Garza, President/CEO of the Center for Veterans Issues.

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