Author Archives: RHA

25 Apr
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NAHRO International Research and Global Committee News!

An IRGE members observations from Learning from the City By Ron Clewer Held at the University of Chicago on March 31, this day long, regional dialogue on the global urban agenda was packed with incredible presenters and information. As one ...

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22 Apr
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Lead Based Paint Senate Bill 2631 – More harm than good? A must read…

Ron Clewer, CEO Rockford Housing Authority. On March 3, 2016 Senator Richard Durbin (IL) introduced S2631 to amend the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 to define environmental intervention blood lead level, eliminate visual inspections, and for other ...

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22 Apr
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Did you know that residents of RHA provide over 97,000 hours of community service.

Contrary to the seemingly popular belief RHA residents our indeed contributing their efforts, talents and time providing community service. Did you know that the residents of RHA rack up over 97,000 hours of community service? The act of volunteering may ...

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18 Apr
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Did You Know 54.3% of RHA residents are senior or disabled

54.3% of RHA residents are senior or disabled… Older adults face an array of housing challenges. Many live in homes that lack accessibility features, are unaffordable or energy inefficient, or are located far from important destinations and amenities. Others need ...

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11 Apr
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Fairgrounds resident receives new home from Habitat For Humanity

Tikisha Ellis is currently a Rockford Housing Authority resident, but later this year she will be leaving Fairgrounds to live in her own home.  Since arriving at Fairgrounds it has always been her dream to own a house. Thanks to ...

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08 Apr
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I Am: Everything

Community has been at the heart of conversation for centuries. Ancient philosophers debated and discussed different societal factors which they believed to make a good, strong community. Interestingly their conversations have some relevancy with the current climate in Rockford. Do ...

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05 Apr
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I Am Rockford: Community Perception

I Am Rockford is a unifying movement that strives  to start a constructive discussion about affordable housing in Rockford. The prominent message in I Am Rockford trandscends the people highlighted, to engage the community as a whole. We are advancing ...

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01 Apr
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A Matter of Place, shown by Prairie State Legal Services

Have you ever been discriminated against while searching for a home? Chances are if you are white, healthy and straight probably not, so it may not be something you think about on a regular basis. But before you know it, ...

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29 Mar
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Gorman & Company Assumes Property Management For Fairgrounds Valley

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gorman & Company Assumes Property Management For Fairgrounds Valley Management Transition for the 210 apartment units is Key Element of Partnership with Rockford Housing Authority to Create a New Blueprint for Public Housing in Rockford Rockford, IL—March ...

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28 Mar
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A Pocketful of Faith, I Am Rockford

Yolanda recounts her personal journey as a current RHA resident and looks hopeful to the future. She talks about how RHA and her faith have helped her see a vision for a successful future. Yolanda Nelson brings a different perspective ...

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