Health

Atlanta Housing and Partners Connect Seniors to COVID-19 Vaccinations

2.24.21

From Atlanta Housing's website:

Atlanta Housing (AH) partnered with the Family Health Centers of Georgia to vaccinate 118 AH residents Friday, Feb 19. AH provided transportation using social distancing, masks and sanitation per CDC guidelines. Additional vaccinations will occur as AH development partners provide onsite clinics for eligible residents.

Mobile COVID-19 vaccination event targets Cherry Hill seniors (Housing Authority of Baltimore City)

2.24.21

From WMAR Baltimore:

I’m very fortunate," said Doris Moore.

Moore is one of more than 80 Cherry Hill Homes residents ages 65 years or older who got their first COVID-19 vaccine dose Tuesday.

"It wasn’t bad at all," said Gloria Harris.

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City partnered with the Baltimore City Health Department and MedStar Health, using their mobile clinic to break down any accessibility barriers.

DCHA Works with Johns Hopkins Medicine to Vaccinate Senior Residents

2.24.21

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

District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) Executive Director Tyrone Garrett is proud to be working with Johns Hopkins Health System (JHSS) and Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), thanks to its partnership with D.C. Department of Health, successfully completing the first three weeks of the pilot program vaccinating senior citizens living in DCHA properties. 

Yonkers Begins to Get Vaccinated (Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers)

2.24.21

From the Yonkers Times:

Progress is being made in the efforts to vaccinate Yonkers residents and residents throughout Westchester, with the COVID-19 vaccine. Pictured avbove is Eduviges Aquinio, a resident of Flynn Manor, was the first senior to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) held a special vaccination program on February 4th for seniors who reside at MHACY properties. The program, which was held at the Nodine Hill Community Center, vaccinated more than 250 seniors.

CLPHA’s Steve Lucas to Join Biden-Harris Administration as Special Assistant to HUD Assistant Secretary of Public & Indian Housing

1.28.21

CLPHA has bittersweet news to share – Steve Lucas, our health research and policy manager, has accepted a presidential appointment to the Biden-Harris Administration to serve as the Special Assistant to HUD’s Assistant Secretary of Public & Indian Housing. Steve’s last day at CLPHA will be Friday, January 29.

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. 

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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