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INLIVIAN Scholarship Program Marks 40 Years, 1,000 Student Recipients


From the Charlotte Observer:

Sometime in the early 1970s, John Crawford received an offer he couldn’t refuse.

The Charlotte Housing Authority approached him about a job working with families and children who lived in its dozens of complexes. Crawford, then a school teacher and coach, loved working with children. It was a natural fit and he accepted the offer.

Seattle Housing Authority program helps foster youth avoid homelessness


From the Seattle Times:

Lexie Lee chose an apartment on the top floor. Hundreds of feet off the ground. Hopeful that it would be high enough to deter someone from breaking in.

Then, finally, she might feel safe.

“Even living on the fifth floor, I feel like Spider-Man is going to come through and open this door sometimes,” she said, motioning to her glass balcony door on a sunny day in May. 

Housing Authority of Baltimore City, Community Partners Welcome Back Residents of Perkins Square, Part of HABC's Choice Neighborhoods Redevelopment


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

Today, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) joined with elected officials, McCormack Baron Salazar (MBS), development and community partners, and residents to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of Perkins Square, formerly known as Perkins Homes, providing 103 new mixed-income housing units.

HACLA's Nickerson Gardens Gym Renovated with Help from Vanessa Bryant and the LA Lakers


From NBC 4 Los Angeles:

Vanessa Bryant joined Nickerson Gardens residents Monday for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of refurbished gym at the public housing community in Watts.

Nickerson Gardens, managed by the Housing Authority of Los Angeles, was chosen for the project by the widow of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. The decision was made, in part, because it's the former site of the Boys and Girls Club where Kobe Bryant hosted his "Mamba League" youth basketball program.

San Diego Housing Commission Provides 70 Vouchers to Linda Vista Senior Community


From the San Diego Housing Commission's press release:

More than 120 seniors with low income, including several with medical frailties, who otherwise may struggle financially in San Diego’s high-cost housing market now have homes with affordable rent at Levant Senior Cottages, a development in collaboration with the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) that celebrated its grand opening today.

HUD, New York State Tour Unique Sustainable Senior Housing Complex in Yonkers


From the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers' press release:

 Officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the NYS Office of Housing and Community Renewal were among those who toured a unique senior housing complex in Southwest Yonkers that is being built by the Yonkers Housing Authority and the non-profit Mulford Corporation.

How Miami-Dade County is protecting public housing residents from dangerous heat waves


From Yale Climate Connections:

The federal government requires all public housing to be heated to keep residents warm, but it does not require cooling. So during heat waves, people may be at risk of heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, especially as the climate warms.

So Miami-Dade County has taken action on its own.

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