#HousersAtWork July 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 July, 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 email@example.com.
Boston Housing Authority
Boston Housing Authority thanks their staff and AmeriCorps VISTA partners for over 100,000 meals distributed to residents during COVID-19.
Cook Inlet Housing Authority
Cook Inlet Housing Authority honors their “Behind the Scenes Heroes” – the people who continue maintaining units and keeping residents safe during COVID-19.
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
CMHA supports summer learning during COVID-19 by providing youth activity packets in partnership with Footpath Foundation.
Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh
The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh partnered with local organizations to provide free COVID-19 testing to residents.
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
NYCHA and Vision Urbana, Inc. distributed free COVID-19 face masks and food donations to Vladeck Houses residents.
Opelika Housing Authority
Opelika Housing Authority helps residents cross the “Digital Divide” by providing free internet services to all 10 of its communities.
San Antonio Housing Authority
San Antonio Housing Authority partnered with local organizations to provide residents nearly $390,000 in food donations during COVID-19.
East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority
EBRPHA used CARES Act funds for COVID-19 care packages because, “This is more than just a health and wellness measure. It is a way to let our families know that we care about them.”
Columbia Housing Authority
Columbia Housing Authority coordinated food and healthcare item donations for their residents during COVID-19.
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority is keeping residents in their homes by extending its eviction moratorium from July 25 to Sept 1.
Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro
The Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro hosted COVID-19 testing for the Goldsboro community.
Housing Authority of the City of Laurel
Laurel Housing leadership is keeping staff and residents safe with masks, outdoor meetings, and social distancing.
Coventry Housing Authority
Coventry Housing Authority partnered with Coventry Resource and Senior Center to deliver fresh produce to residents.
Fresno Housing Authority
Fresno Housing Authority is bringing summer camp online during COVID-19. Campers will learn virtual skills like coding and video editing.
Fayetteville Housing Authority
From April to June, Fayetteville Housing Authority worked with a local church to open a community garden for Morgan Manor residents.
Chicago Housing Authority
The Chicago Housing Authority provides food distribution and employment opportunities through its summer food program.
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority partnered with several organizations to bring free COVID-19 testing to residents.
City of Phoenix Housing Department
The City of Phoenix Housing Department proudly supports Mayor Gallego’s plan to create or preserve 50k homes by 2030.
District of Columbia Housing Authority
Residents across Washington DC received about 8000 COVID-19 care packages from DC Housing Authority.
King County Housing Authority
King County Housing Authority partners with Hopelink Mobile Market to increase food access for residents during COVID-19. (Photo taken in January)
Housing Authority of Billings
Read about two leaders from the Housing Authority of Billings and the Billings Continuum of Care (CoC) who are preventing homelessness during COVID-19.
Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority
This summer, Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority asked residents about their needs and responded with giveaway packages including PPE supplies.
Tampa Housing Authority
Read how Tampa Housing Authority is working with PBX-Change to provide free hi-speed internet to residents during COVID-19.
Rockford Housing Authority
The Lifeforce Development Institute at Rockford Housing Authority helps residents develop workforce skills and connect to internships.
Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Check out this article on how ARHA helped its residents cope during COVID-19 by providing rent support, giving out PPE, and transitioning to digital payment and recertification.
Waco Housing Authority & Affiliates
NAHRO spoke with WHAA to find out how both staff and residents safe and healthy during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here.
Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority
Since March 23, Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority has welcomed 44 new families to their units during COVID-19.
Auburn Housing Authority
Residents can pick up meals every Thursday from Auburn Housing Authority housers.
Bangor Housing and Home Forward
The Urban Institute’s article on two housing agencies – Bangor Housing and Home Forward – shares how staff are supporting senior residents with food delivery, regular check-up calls, and more.
The Houston Housing Authority
The Houston Housing Authority and its partners provided free masks and groceries to their Cuney Homes residents.
Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis
This article explains how the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis will extend its #eviction moratorium until November.
Housing Authority of Baltimore City
How are public housing agencies helping during COVID-19? We’re kicking off our #HousersAtWork campaign by bringing back this funky PSA, courtesy of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and the legendary Sugar Hill Gang.
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