Author Archives: RHA

18 May
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COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR – FRIDAY MAY 13

The Community Resource Fair last Friday May 13, held at the Rockford Public Library Auditorium was a success! We estimate that more than 200 people went through the event and there were several attendees to the mini informational workshops as ...

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09 May
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Rockford Housing Authority is pleased to announce that Ann Johns has joined.

Rockford Housing Authority is pleased to announce that Ann Johns has joined the organization as the Procurement, Contract and Section 3 Compliance Manager with a strong background in procurement and contracting experience. She is passionate about assisting people and small ...

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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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