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HUD to Hold Webinar Program
From HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes:
Throughout June, we invite you to join HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (HUD/OLHCHH) for an exciting and educational webinar program. This year, we take a broader look at the healthy homes environment.
Data-driven ”Community Catalyst” initiative in 23 communities convenes partners across sectors to identify and address community and population health needs; 10 of the initiatives are focused on public housing authority partnerships
From the Urban Institute:
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.
From the City of Denver's press release:
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)
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.
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.
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.