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Unlocking the Connection: How the Housing Authority of the City of Austin Has Tackled the Digital Divide


The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) is one of the leading housing authorities in the field of digital equity, offering several services to residents to improve digital inclusion. Eight years ago, HACA identified that their residents were missing out on the many online services and opportunities due to the digital divide – that is, the gap between those who have consistent access to modern information and communications networks, technology, and devices and those who do not.

Lucas Metropolitan Housing Celebrates Grand Opening of New Headquarters


From Lucas Metropolitan Housing's press release:

Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH) leaders today joined with U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-09) as well as business and government officials to celebrate the grand opening of LMH’s new headquarters at the site of the former United Way of Greater Toledo building on Jackson Street in Toledo, marking the first time in the authority’s 90-year history that it has consolidated all client service operations into one downtown location.

Good Knights of Lorain to build, donate 100 beds to Cleveland-area kids (Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority)


From WKYC Cleveland:

A good night's sleep is crucial to a child's health and development. And, yet, there are so many children without a bed to lay in at night. 

Later this week, that will will change for some underserved children in the Cleveland area, thanks to the Good Knights of Lorain and several local businesses.

More apartments, townhomes coming to Stop Six as part of transformation plan (Fort Worth Housing Solutions)


From The Fort Worth Report:

The next step in the Stop Six neighborhood transformation plan is set to bring an additional 80 apartments and townhomes to the historic southeast Fort Worth area. 

Babers Manor, located on a vacant lot at the corner of Ramey and South Hughes avenues, will bring in two-story and three-story apartment buildings and townhomes. The project is estimated at $30.5 million, and groundbreaking is expected in early 2024. 

Fort Wayne Housing Authority's George Guy Featured in Industry Era's 10 Best CEOs of 2022


From Industry Era:

Fort Wayne Housing Authority cultivates vibrant, inclusive neighborhoods by providing safe, quality, affordable housing and a high level of life based on economic self-sufficiency under the guidance of CEO and Executive Director George Guy. The company has public, regular, and low-income housing and Fort Wayne residents with low incomes can afford to live in these units.

Sprinkler funding now secured for all public housing high-rises in Minneapolis


From KARE 11 Minneapolis:

It's been a little more than three years since the fatal fire at Hiawatha Towers in Minneapolis' Cedar Riverside neighborhood. 

Five people died in that public housing building the day before Thanksgiving, 2019, and state authorities later determined that their lives could have been saved had sprinklers been installed.

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