COVID-19

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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