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#HousersAtWork Stories


Public housing agencies (PHAs) of all sizes are responding to the COVID-19 health crisis while continuing to house families and provide platforms for opportunity. NAHRO’s #HousersAtWork campaign shows how much our PHA members do for their residents and communities – especially during this pandemic. 

This page is a rolling archive of the stories that we’re sharing. For more information on the campaign and how you can share your stories, visit www.nahro.org/news/housersatwork-phas-responding-to-covid-19/.

Questions about the campaign? Please contact Sylvia Gimenez or Libby Miller.

Jersey City Housing Authority

A new partnership between the Jersey City Housing Authority and AeroFarms will provide free, nutritious food to residents by opening vertical farming within public housing sites.

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority partnered with the Alexandria Health Department and the VanDorn Pharmacy to provide senior residents with their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine last month.

San Antonio Housing Authority

Thanks to the San Antonio Housing Authority for helping residents during the Texas storm by providing warming centers and partnering with local food banks to provide meals.

Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers

Thanks to the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers for launching a public art project to beautify its properties across the city as part of a three-year multi-million dollar renovation.

Fort Wayne Housing Authority

Leaders at Fort Wayne Housing Authority volunteered their time to help fellow tenants by providing home-cooked meals, organize activities, and pick up trash on the weekends.

Tampa Housing Authority

Thanks to the Tampa Housing Authority for partnering with three local farmers to create the Meacham Urban Farm. The venture is expected to produce thousands of pounds of fresh, organic food year-round for the community.

District of Columbia Housing Authority

This month, the District of Columbia Housing Authority and Jump Start Kids launched a new program to spread awareness of the importance of reading to elementary students.

Loveland Housing Authority

Thanks to the Loveland Housing Authority for partnering with the Loveland Public Library to host “pop-up” laptop labs, offering residents access to the internet and making it easier for seniors to sign up for Covid-19 vaccinations.

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