Health

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.

HACP and 412 Food Rescue to Launch New Food Delivery Service

4.22.21

From the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh's press release:

In 2016, representatives of the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) began working with representatives of a start-up nonprofit organization to help address food insecurity in public housing. They didn’t know it at the time, but their partnership would end up connecting thousands of low-income families with regular access to fresh, healthy food while creating a national model for food rescue and delivery services.

HUD Hosting Webinar Series on COVID-19 Vaccinations

4.12.21

Prompted by suggestions from CLPHA on the need to provide guidance to PHAs on ensuring access to vaccinations for residents and staff, HUD will host a series of webinars in April focused on vaccine access. The second webinar on April 21 will feature a presentation from the Housing Authority of the City of Austin on their efforts to help their residents access vaccines. 

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