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LA Housing Authority Receives Neighborhood Revitalization Grant From HUD (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)

12.1.21

From MyNewsLA:

Los Angeles was one of eight cities announced Monday as recipients of $450,000 federal grants to support a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds were given to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, which will use the money to develop a “transformational plan” by and for residents of Chinatown and for the benefit of residents of the William Mead Homes housing development.

Is an end coming in January for what housing advocates call legal discrimination in Charlotte? (INLIVIAN)

12.1.21

From WFAE 90.7 Charlotte:

After two years of work by Charlotte affordable housing advocates, a campaign to end discrimination against renters based on the source of their income should reach a climax in the next two months.

In 2019, a group of affordable housing organizations banded together to prevent landlords from denying housing to tenants who use government housing vouchers, disability payments, child support, veteran’s benefits, Social Security checks and other forms of income to help pay their rent.

Paterson Housing Authority Launches Vaccination Incentive Program for Section 8 Residents

12.1.21

From TAP into Paterson:

"The Housing Authority of Paterson (PHA) and the Paterson Division of Health are partnering to offer unvaccinated resident participating in the PHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) $100 per family member over the age of five that gets the vaccine.

"Extensive science tells us that getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent contracting COVID-19," Irma Gorham, PHA Executive Director, said. "Where vaccinated patients have gotten COVID-19, the impact has been much less severe."

Fort Worth housing authority aims to build different approach to poverty

12.1.21

From the Fort Worth Report:

"After The Holston in the Alliance  corridor opened in June, Kendrick Ladd moved in with his clothes, a few personal items and his sister’s car. He is an Army veteran who was dealing with homelessness.

Today, Ladd, 32, is running a mobile mechanic business, Kendrick Ladd’s Auto Repair. He is working on getting the LLC paperwork complete.

Public Housing Authorities Better Serve Residents through Cross-Sector Approaches

11.18.21

 Public housing authorities know that providing stable housing is only the first step in helping families thrive. A comprehensive approach that combines health, education, and housing programs has shown to dramatically improve life outcomes for low-income families. Public housing authorities have been in the vanguard developing cross-sector initiatives for their residents, who represent extremely low-income and vulnerable populations.

Chicago Housing Authority Senior Resident Leader Is Veteran Whose Devotion Is to Other Vets, Seniors

11.18.21

From the Chicago Housing Authority's press release:

Robert Scott spent 12 years in the United States Army, traveling all over the world. From Europe, to the Far East, to France. He jumped out of planes. And he fought in Vietnam. He’s seen a lot. And not all of it is pretty.

That’s why, as President of the Chicago Housing Authority’s North Side Senior Local Advisory Council (LAC), Scott is sure to properly recognize the veterans in the senior buildings that he monitors.

Vancouver Housing Authority resident turned employee breaks the mold

11.17.21

Article from the Vancouver Housing Authority:

Damien Wheeler spent first through 12th grade living with his mom, twin brother and sister in a sprawling neighborhood of subsidized duplexes and fourplexes in Vancouver, Wash. A rental voucher, SSI and other public supports kept the family afloat. 

“My mom, she did the best she could do and we all understood that,” Wheeler said. “She just told us to graduate and all of us did.” 

Dozens of homeless veterans receive keys to new houses in Prince George's County (Housing Authority of Prince George's County)

11.17.21

From ABC 7 News Washington, D.C.:

On Veterans Day eve, dozens of formerly homeless vets in Prince George’s County have new homes.

They’ve qualified for vet-specific housing vouchers and have been paired with landlords and given keys during a special event in College Park.

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