COVID-19

Vaccinations at public housing to begin Thursday after state stumbles; some will get shots at home (Cambridge Housing Authority)

2.10.21

From Cambridge Day:

A campaign to bring Covid-19 vaccine to tenants in public housing developments for the elderly and disabled has begun to show results. On Thursday the Cambridge Public Health Department will vaccinate residents of Manning Apartments in their 205-unit building in Central Square. On Friday, tenants at the 297-unit Miller’s River Apartments in East Cambridge will get the vaccine onsite.

Public Housing Industry Groups Issue Joint Letter Calling on Congress to Appropriate Emergency Rental Vouchers in the Next COVID Relief Package

2.1.21
(Washington, D.C.) February 1, 2021 – Today, the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, the Moving to Work Collaborative, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, and the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association sent a joint letter to both Senate and House leadership  calling on Congress to allocate $50 billion in emergency vouchers in the next COVID relief bill. 
 

Mecklenburg County to start pop-up vaccine clinics in underserved communities as vaccine supply goes up (INLIVIAN)

1.27.21

From WCNC Charlotte:

Minority and underserved communities were hit the hardest by COVID-19 throughout this pandemic. When a vaccine was created, there were questions about whether our underserved communities would have equal access to it. 

The Mecklenburg County Health Department is working to make sure that happens. 

Currently, county health officials are only giving the vaccine out at Bojangles Coliseum. 

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