COVID-19

Boston mobile vaccination unit begins in Roxbury: ‘This is what equity looks like’ (Boston Housing Authority)

3.10.21

From the Boston Herald:

The city’s mobile vaccination site has begun putting shots in arms, starting with 100 vaccines at a Boston public housing project for seniors in Roxbury.

“This is the beginning of a mobile effort that the city’s going to roll out to bring vaccines to people’s homes, to where people live,” Boston Health Chief Marty Martinez told reporters outside the Martin Luther King Towers apartment buildings in Roxbury on Friday morning.

Former foster kids now have a place to call home in Columbus (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority)

3.10.21

From ABC 6 Columbus:

18-year-old, Ka’Marr Smith has traveled a tough road. After the death of his mother, he bounced around between family members.

Smith found himself getting into trouble and acting out, which lead him down an even darker path.

...

A professor then pointed Smith in the direction of the Columbus Scholar House for Former Foster Youth.

HACEP completes second round of COVID-19 vaccinations to more than 800 of its residents

3.10.21

From the El Paso Herald-Post:

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP), in collaboration with University Medical Center (UMC), Amistad, El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso County and County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, distributed vaccines to more than 800 elderly residents on Friday, February 26.’

Bringing the COVID-19 vaccine directly to public housing senior residents is a great idea (Chicago Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Cook County)

3.10.21

From the Chicago Sun Times:

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the need for government officials to make it easier especially for older people to access vaccine appointments, the online competition being unworkable for many of them. That’s before you even get to mobility issues.

One recommendation I passed along from the Jane Addams Senior Caucus was that we start taking the vaccine directly to senior public housing residents instead of making them find their own.

Sacramento now has a $96 million fund to help struggling renters, landlords (Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency)

3.10.21

From the Sacramento Bee:

As part of a national effort to save low-income renters from eviction, Sacramento city and county officials on Thursday will make nearly $100 million in free rent assistance grants available to help pay for past-due rent and utility bills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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