COVID-19

Columbus MHA to receive $21 million in federal funds for emergency housing vouchers for homeless

6.9.21

From The Columbus Dispatch:

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority will be using $21 million in new federal money to pay for emergency vouchers to house 298 homeless families.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the money as part of $5 billion being distributed nationwide for housing the homeless.

Hampton U mobile COVID-19 vaccine, testing clinics aim to break barriers in Norfolk communities (Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority)

6.9.21

From WVEC Nofolk:

If you stopped by the park at the Oakleaf Forest housing community Wednesday, you’d think it was just one big party. 

It featured music, games, and an ice cream truck on the warm spring day. 

But the event, coordinated by Hampton University, strived to keep people healthy. 

New Emergency Housing Voucher Program Will Provide Affordable Housing for San Bernardino County Families

6.9.21

From the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino's press release:

More than 400 individuals and families in San Bernardino County will have the ability to call a place home, thanks to the new Emergency Housing Voucher program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021.

Cities, county double down on rent relief outreach (Fort Worth Housing Solutions)

5.26.21

From the Fort Worth Report:

Millions of dollars in Tarrant County are waiting to be used for rent relief. 

Together, Tarrant County and the cities of Fort Worth and Arlington received a combined $63 million to give tenants and landlords for rent and utilities. Tarrant County has allocated nearly $852,000 of its $24 million available funds. The county is set to receive an additional $19 million from the federal government in the coming weeks. 

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66 CLPHA Members Receive Emergency Housing Vouchers to Help House Over 28,000 Families Experiencing or at Risk of Homelessness

5.19.21

On Monday, May 17, HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced the allocation of $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds for 70,000 emergency housing vouchers (EHVs) for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. 

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) 

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