COVID-19

Community groups, TPS team up for learning centers (Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority)

10.7.20

From the Toledo Blade:

As Toledo Public Schools prepares to reopen its doors to students, community agencies and district officials have teamed up to open community learning centers that will help combat issues associated with virtual learning and a lack of resources as a result of the pandemic.

TPS officials and community leaders announced Thursday the launch of its first learning center at the Tabernacle Church at 531 Pinewood Ave.

LMHA's Home to Stay rental assistance program extended (Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority)

10.7.20

From the Toledo Blade:

The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority has extended its Home to Stay program, which provides additional assistance to financially vulnerable residents, for another year in hopes of keeping people housed while the coronavirus pandemic continues and cold months lie ahead. 

New Medical Vans Aim To Connect Public Housing Residents And Health Providers (District of Columbia Housing Authority)

10.7.20

From DCist: 

Carl Goggins feels like he can’t be careful enough when it comes to the coronavirus. Apart from the danger the virus poses to him as a 67-year-old, he worries what would happen if he fell ill.

“I live by myself,” said Goggins. “Ain’t nobody gonna come to the door.”

Housing Authority Gets Residents Connected (Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro, NC)

10.7.20

From the Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro, NC's website:

In Crystal Steadman's community of West Haven, you can already see several recently-installed, high speed wireless antennas. "This will be an amazing benefit! With having four children learning in the home,[...]this will make our school day flow better and will cut down on what has already been a difficult transition," Steadman said.

Families in suburban Cook County public housing to get free internet in Comcast program funded by federal CARES Act dollars (Housing Authority of Cook County)

10.7.20

From the Chicago Tribune:

All families with school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing buildings will be eligible for free broadband internet under a program funded through federal coronavirus stimulus money, officials announced Wednesday.

DCHA Establishes Partnership with Black Girl Health (District of Columbia Housing Authority)

10.7.20

From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's press release:

The District of Columbia Housing Authority entered into a partnership with Black Girl Health, a nationally known organization that works with companies, government entities and more to integrate strategic health programming in rural and urban communities, to offer physical and mental health wellness workshops on September 10.

Kenai, Soldotna offer COVID housing relief (Alaska Housing Finance Corporation)

10.7.20

From Public Radio for the Central Kenai Peninsula: 

Residents Kenai and Soldotna with income affected by COVID-19 can get help with their rent or mortgage payments through the end of the year.

The cities are partnering with the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to localize an assistance program AHFC started this summer.

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