COVID-19

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. 

Comcast to provide internet access at safe spaces across Pittsburgh (Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh)

1.27.21

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Comcast said Tuesday it will equip eight safe spaces in communities in the Pittsburgh area with internet service to help students from low-income families access their online education amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The spaces, known as “lift zones,” will be installed over the next few months at supervised community centers at city Housing Authority properties and other locations.

December’s federal coronavirus aid bill set aside $200 million for Alaska renters, but applications aren’t ready yet (Alaska Housing Finance Corporation)

1.27.21

From the Anchorage Daily News:

A panel of the Alaska Legislature voted Monday to accept up to $200 million in federal aid for renters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will be some time before the money reaches Alaskans.

The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. will handle distribution in much of the state. The corporation declined an interview on Wednesday, saying it was still formulating plans to give out the money.

Lucas County CARES Act Funding Supports Internet Access For Low Income Families (Lucas Metropolitan Housing)

1.27.21

From Lucas Metropolitan Housing's press release:

In 2020, the Board of Lucas County Commissioners made CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) funding available to local organizations to cover the cost of expenditures incurred due to the unprecedented COVID-19 public health emergency. 

Seattle Set to Vaccinate Older, Vulnerable Adults in Supportive Housing in Next Round of Mobile Vaccination Effort (Seattle Housing Authority)

1.27.21

From the South Seattle Emerald:

Seattle’s older adults living in supportive housing will be the next in line for vaccinations against the novel coronavirus offered by the City’s mobile vaccine clinics, the Office of the Mayor announced in a press release on Jan. 22. This newest mobile vaccination effort began on Jan. 21 and includes older adults who had formerly experienced homelessness and who now receive wraparound case management services, as well as older, low-income adults living in affordable housing.

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