Author Archives: RHA

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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16 Jan
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The Rockford Housing Authority Proclamation: the National Day of Racial Healing Initiative

January 17, 2017 “It is a proven assertion that we are all descendants of one human ancestry endowed by our creator with the inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The W.K. Kellogg Foundation-led Truth, Racial Healing ...

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16 Jan
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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Like all great leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. embodies the qualities of self-sacrifice and steadfastness in the face of overwhelming odds. Today we celebrate his life. Let us look back at some of the most important events in his ...

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13 Jan
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2016 Commitments Award for Engaging All Voices.

In a letter from the Alliance for Strong Communities, Sheila Otto provides information on RHA’s receiving the 2016 Commitments Award for Engaging All Voices. “Thank you, once again, for your participation in this project focusing on organizational approaches to engagement ...

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04 Jan
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Public engagement with Orton Keys Residents for neighborhood redesign.

Public engagement is a large part of the work RHA and Gorman and Company have done. This approach is no different at Orton Keyes as it goes through a RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) redesign. To date, RHA, Gorman and DPZ ...

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22 Dec
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Rockford Housing Authority awarded ConnectHome AmeriCorps VISTA to Bridge the Digital Divide for Low to Moderate Income Residents

US Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community survey reports that over 63 million (21.4%) Americans lack access to any Internet subscription. Almost 17.5 million (6.7%) Americans are restricted to mobile-only Internet service. Low-income & minority Americans disproportionately find themselves on the ...

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22 Dec
0

Rockford Housing Authority is Committed as We Move Into the New Year Together

As this year comes to a close, it is a time for new beginnings and great anticipation. Together in the New Year we will increase the well-being of our community, through your support and your understanding of our mission. Rockford ...

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