Author Archives: RHA

06 Feb
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Black History Month – Lewis Lemon

Rockford’s rich Black History began in 1834 when a young 22 year old slave by the name of Lewis Lemon, made the journey from what is now Galena Illinois to what is now Rockford Illinois via the Rock River with ...

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03 Feb
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Rockford Housing Authority announces the 2018 “What Home Means to Me” poster contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2017 Rockford, IL Rockford Housing Authority announces the 2018 “What Home Means to Me” poster contest We all know that everyone defines the word “Home” differently, and our youth are no exception, often bringing an ...

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01 Feb
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Black History Month – Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, an advocate for the rights of people of color and for women’s rights, became in November 1968 the first black woman elected to the United States Congress.  Four years later she became the first black ...

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31 Jan
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Black History Month – Carter G. Woodson

As the Country continues to diversify with groups of many different ancestries, cultures, and beliefs, it is imperative to celebrate the histories that make up the collective account of our nation. The Human condition in many dimensions is part of ...

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30 Jan
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Black History Month- Litesa Wallace

Dr. Litesa Wallace was born on the Southside of Chicago and raised in the south suburb of Country Club Hills. Her parents, a law enforcement agent and postal worker were both union workers and she attended Western Illinois University, becoming ...

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30 Jan
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Black History Month- Victory Bell

Victory Bell was born on March 7, 1934, in Durant, Mississippi. His parents were Bea Bell and Gladys Thompson. Victory said, “I came from a sharecropping background. I had a sense of what I desired and didn’t have, but I ...

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30 Jan
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Join Thousands of Advocates Nationwide in Celebrating EITC Awareness Day

Since 1975, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has been among the most powerful anti-poverty tools in our country. Because the EITC is a fully refundable tax credit that puts money back into the hands of hard-working taxpayers, it often represents ...

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30 Jan
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How Rockford police are pushing back against violent crime

Jan 28, 2017 By Jeff Kolkey Staff writer RRSTAR web article: Link ROCKFORD – Police Chief Dan O’Shea sees the violence that in 2016 led to the most homicides in Rockford since 1996 as a community problem that can’t be solved by ...

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25 Jan
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Project First Rate hosted “Doing business with RHA” on Procurement, Purchasing and Section 3

Many thanks to Jake Castanza at Project First Rate who hosted “Doing business with RHA” a presentation on Procurement and Purchasing and Section 3. Before an audience of more than 65 union contractors, employers, and employees, RHA’s Procurement Manager Ann ...

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18 Jan
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Second Acts for Strong Communities, RHA/Bridge Rockford Alliance one of ten national pilot sites

Second Acts for Strong Communities – RHA and Bridge Rockford Alliance join other Second Acts communities (10 nationally) with Generations United, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, and Encore.org in a quarterly convening. The goal of the convening is to ...

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