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#HousersAtWork October 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 October, 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 or Libby Leyden.

South Carolina Regional Housing Authority

South Carolina Regional Housing Authority no.3 celebrated Housing America Month in style! Thanks to their dedication, residents can enjoy new playground equipment, repainted Head Start centers, virtual learning hot spots, and more.

Quincy Housing Authority

With cold weather approaching, Quincy Housing Authority is ensuring residents stay warm by installing new heating and hot water systems thanks to a grant from LEAN Multifamily Program!

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh partnered with Duquesne University to offer health care services to underserved communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

District of Columbia Housing Authority

The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) hosted the UMC Mobile Health Unit at Sibley Plaza to provide COVID-19 testing and health care screenings for residents.

Worcester Housing Authority

Worcester Housing Authority is ensuring residents still have a fun, safe Halloween this year by offering socially distanced events for kids and adults filled with candy and costumes!

Fresno Housing Authority

Fresno Housing Authority partnered with Read Fresno to provide virtual after-school tutoring for students K-6.

Nashville Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency

In partnership with their resident associations and community organizations, Nashville MDHA hosted a Day of Service that included giveaways, voter registration, and social distancing.

Jersey City Housing Authority

Jersey City Housing Authority partnered with Boys & Girls Club of America to provide safe, fun, and enriching after-school programming for residents during the pandemic.

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority is rehabbing their buildings to be more energy-efficient and create long-term housing stability for residents.

Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority

Thanks to a partnership between Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority and Northampton Co. Schools, students living in or near housing authority buildings now have access to free internet for e-learning during the Covid-19 crisis.

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority partnered with Lowes to keep business owners and families safe by offering free PPE during the Covid-19 crisis.

Jeffersonville Housing Authority

To keep residents housed during COVID-19, Jefferson Housing Authority used CARES Act funding to help families struggling to pay their rents.

Gary Housing Authority

Gary Housing Authority hosted a job fair for residents with 15 employers and COVID-19 precautions, because “Providing homes is only part of the narrative. Delivering services that improve their quality of life is part of the charge as well.”

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll, the Minneapolis PHA provides residents with essential items such as toilet paper and laundry detergent.

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) hosted a Census outreach event, giving residents PPE and information on how to #BeCounted!

Milwaukee Housing Authority

Milwaukee Housing Authority partnered with Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago to dedicate $1,500 to Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan to promote equity and opportunities for communities of color.

Jackson Housing Authority

Jackson Housing Authority teamed up with local partners to launch the ‘Mobile Farmers Market’ providing healthy, fresh produce to seniors!

Taft Housing Authority

To celebrate this year’s National Night Out the Taft Housing Authority and the Taft Police Department partnered to host fun virtual events for families and handed out pizza to go!

Philadelphia Housing Authority

Philadelphia Housing Authority partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia to provide laptops, digital access, and remote tutoring to ensure that all students can participate in virtual learning classes.

Stillwater Housing Authority

Stillwater Housing Authority donated beds to local children through the Sleep to Succeed program. “The goal of the program is… to provide beds for low-income children in the present, so we can set them up for a better and brighter future.”

New York City Housing Authority

Thanks to a National Institutes of Health grant researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU School of Global Public Health are supporting ways to improve COVID-19 testing for NYCHA residents.

Dallas Housing Authority

To distribute COVID CARES Act funds quickly, the Dallas Housing Authority reconfigured a sales software system to speed up the rental assistance process.

Bristol Housing Authority

Bristol Housing Authority unveiled a new 28-space parking lot for their residents, with HUD New England in attendance.

Huntingburg Housing Authority

Huntingburg Housing Authority staff kept seniors connected during the COVID-19 crisis by hosting a socially distanced fall craft class in partnership with Hosparus Health.

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