Health

Hampton U mobile COVID-19 vaccine, testing clinics aim to break barriers in Norfolk communities (Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority)

6.9.21

From WVEC Nofolk:

If you stopped by the park at the Oakleaf Forest housing community Wednesday, you’d think it was just one big party. 

It featured music, games, and an ice cream truck on the warm spring day. 

But the event, coordinated by Hampton University, strived to keep people healthy. 

WHA rolls out iPad Lending Program and distributes basic needs baskets to senior residents (Wilmington Housing Authority)

5.11.21

From WWAY 3: 

The Wilmington Housing Authority is making sure our oldest residents aren’t going without basic needs.

The WHA distributed more than 200 basic needs baskets to senior residents with the help of the Wilmington Fire Department last Wednesday.

The baskets included cleaning supplies, masks, and hand sanitizer.

Register for HUD COVID-19 Webinars

5.10.21

HUD has announced they will host COVID-19 webinars focusing on Housing/Health Partnerships, the COVID-19 Vaccine Challenge, and Community Health Workers (CHWs). Please note that capacity is limited and pre-registration is required to attend. 

 

Health Center 101: Building Housing/Health Partnerships 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm (ET) 

An urban farm in Chester embarks on its second year of feeding public housing residents (Chester Housing Authority)

4.22.21

From WHYY Philadelphia:

The Ruth L. Bennett Homes, with 261 family units, is the largest federally subsidized public housing development in Chester. The homes, which require tenants to make less than a certain amount to reside there, already serve a vulnerable population. When the pandemic struck, they faced further financial hardships, and keeping food on the table became a challenge.

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