Education

Elm City Communities President Named to State Board of Education

2.20.20

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has named CLPHA Board Member and Elm City Communities President Karen DuBois-Walton as one of four new members of Connecticut’s State Board of Education. The board establishes academic standards and sets policy for the state’s school districts, including preschool, elementary and secondary education, special education, vocational education, adult education, and regional technical high schools. Under the leadership of Dr.

New apartments ready to help Tacoma students in need of affordable housing (Tacoma Housing Authority)

2.19.20

From The News Tribune:

Koz Development last year announced it was opening up its Koz on Market to help students find affordable housing.

This year, a second Koz property is launching another program to help more students struggling with finding a place in Tacoma they can afford.

St. Paul Public Schools To Offer $300 Monthly Rent Supplement To Families In Need (Saint Paul Public Housing Agency)

2.19.20

From CBS Minnesota:

The City of St. Paul and St. Paul Public Schools announced the launch of a ‘Families First Housing Pilot’ on Tuesday. The program will give a $300 monthly rent supplement and housing support services to eligible families in the St. Paul school district for up to three years.

Housing Authority Bridges Digital Divide (Elm City Communities)

2.19.20

From the New Haven Independent:

Over 100 public-housing tenants are receiving two years of free internet service and free tablets in return for a promise — to attend classes on how to use them to improve their lives.

That transaction unfolded Wednesday evening at an event at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center outpost in West Rock at 122 Wilmot Rd.

When 'access' is a trap: CLPHA highlights the potential perils of for-profit colleges

2.13.20

Can we protect public housing families from predatory for-profit colleges?

With used car-salesman like tactics, predatory for-profit college recruiters have pressured low-income students to enroll in courses and take out student loans without telling the whole story about the true cost of fees or future employment prospects. The end result? Crippling debt and unemployment for students already struggling to make ends meet. What’s worse? Some recruiters are aggressively marketing their for-profit programs to public housing residents.

YouthToday Features CLPHA Cross-Sector Education Work, Support for AHEAD Act

2.5.20

CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman spoke to YouthToday about U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s (D-WA) Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration (AHEAD) Act, which would encourage public housing authorities and school districts to work together to address child and family homelessness through a federal grant program.

Tacoma’s Got Housing Vouchers Just for College Students (Tacoma Housing Authority)

2.5.20

From Next City:

At the beginning of the spring 2020 semester, the chancellor at the University of Washington Tacoma sent out an advisory to students: “If you or someone you know is dealing with housing issues that might interfere with the ability to succeed in school,” it said, “a new program could help.”

New future for Tacoma’s defunct Gault Middle School could include housing, recreation (Tacoma Housing Authority)

2.5.20

From The News Tribune:

For a decade, Gault Middle School has sat vacant on Tacoma’s Eastside.

Located at 1115 E. Division Lane, the school closed down in 2009.

Now, the building’s windows and doors are boarded over from years of accumulated damage.

“We’ve had a lot of wire theft happen and vandalism,” said Alicia Lawver, strategic planning and policy manager for Tacoma Public Schools.

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