#HousersAtWork August Archives
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 an archive of the stories we shared in August, 2020. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selma Housing Authority
Nashville Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency
Resident associations and staff members from Nashville MDHA held a drive-thru face mask giveaway for their community on Strong Family Day 2020.
Providence Housing Authority
Housing Authority of New Orleans
The Housing Authority of New Orleans and several community partners paired a back-to-school giveaway with Census 2020 outreach.
Tioga Bradford Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Huntsville Housing Authority
The Huntsville Housing Authority used CARES Act funds to provide free childcare for employed residents – “We are very excited we have these funds available because typically this isn’t a service we can pay for…”
San Jose Housing Department
Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro
The Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro held back to school giveaways for youth residents in partnership with Aaron’s Inc. and Resourceful Clinical Labs.
East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority
The East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority partnered with the local school district to ensure that 700 children and 4.4k families in subsidized housing have computers and strong internet connections.
Columbia Housing Authority
Santa Clara County Housing Authority
Lowell Housing Authority
To encourage senior residents during COVID-19, the Lowell Housing Authority packed 1,200 colorful “boredom bags” with entertainment and resources.
Philadelphia Housing Authority
Philadelphia Housing Authority and their partners developed 2,000 units of affordable housing since 2013, and they plan to develop more!
Housing Authority of the District of Birmingham
The Housing Authority of the District of Birmingham and the city’s Division of Youth Services provided free Brother Boxes with “Know Your Rights” cards, ties, formal socks and more to young men ages 13-18.
The Housing Authority of Elgin
COVID-19 won’t slow down The Housing Authority of Elgin! They completed construction on Anthony Place at Prairie Centre – 75 new affordable units for seniors!
Housing Authority of the City of Laurel & Waynesboro Housing Authority
Groton Housing Authority
Indianapolis Housing Agency
Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Newark Housing Authority
Jackson Housing Authority
Worcester Housing Authority
Housing Authority of Cook County
Omaha Housing Authority
Omaha Housing Authority worked with community partners to provide free COVID-19 testing, face masks, and water at Jackson Tower.
Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa
The Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa continues building the new River West Community during COVID-19 – in partnership with the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency and the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.
Housing Authority of Travis County
Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh
To bridge the digital divide during COVID-19, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh sent out their Mobile Lab to help residents get online.
Jersey City Housing Authority
Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee
The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee and their construction partners at The Alexander Company continue working on Save the Soldiers Home – 101 affordable housing units for homeless and at-risk veterans that will open in 2021.
Fort Wayne Housing Authority
Brockton Housing Authority
Brockton Housing Authority partnered with a local vendor to sanitize lobbies, elevators, and common areas with Sterifab during #COVID19.
As COVID-19 continues, Atlanta Housing commits to house 550 families at risk of homelessness through its Haven program and HomeFirst partnership.
Starkville Housing Authority
St. Louis Housing Authority
To keep residents in their homes during COVID-19, St. Louis Housing Authority extended their eviction moratorium until September 30.
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority will partner will residents on health improvement efforts for 2021 as part of the Highrise Health Alliance.
Chicago Housing Authority
Reno Housing Authority
Housing Authority of the District of Birmingham
Housing Authority of Salt Lake City
The Housing Authority of Salt Lake City delivered COVID-19 care packages to senior residents “because it is the most simple gestures that make the most significant of differences.”
Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Loveland Housing Authority
During COVID-19, Loveland Housing Authority surveyed community members about future affordable housing development: “There is room to do more, and we are seeking to find out what that could be.”
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