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27 Sep
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Rockford Housing Authority Third Annual Community Celebration Thank You

“There are days in our careers when we feel the weight of our work and then there are days when, in spite of the weight amazing things happen! Days where love, appreciation and humanity come together and you realize those ...

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19 Aug
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The Warrior’s Way

The Rockford Housing Authority believes in continuing education, training, and leadership development for its employees. This on-going education provides an opportunity for everyone to improve their skills, grow intellectually and become better – not only at their jobs, but as ...

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16 Aug
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Roots and Wings: #WHAAT Wednesday

The Blackhawk Courts Farm and Garden is in its fifth year. It’s a resident-driven project, where they plan what they want to grow on a half-acre of land that produces more than food. Participants also learn business skills, leadership, how to ...

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05 Aug
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I Am: Strategic Partners

“No man is an island entire of itself.” This is a line from a poem by John Donne, and it still rings true, for Rockford Housing Authority; today more than ever. The great work that RHA does is not done ...

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01 Aug
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I Am Myths: Benefits of Affordable Housing

Benefits of Affordable Housing  In the past, government decisions seemed to impact us in a way that left many feeling powerless and outside of the process. While the regulations were not intended to create the feeling of fear or dread ...

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18 Jul
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I AM Self Sufficient

The Rockford Housing Authority takes part in HUD’s Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS), which aims to get families on the fast track to being financially self-sufficient and for those who choose, owning their own home. Tikisha Ellis is one participant ...

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15 Jul
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Telling Stories, Telling Belongings

On June 16, 2016, over 50 members of the Rockford community shared and listened to stories of living in Rockford. The event, entitled Telling Stories, Telling Belongings took place at Fairgrounds Valley Community Center, inside one of Rockford’s housing properties. ...

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08 Jul
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I AM Safe Housing

Having a home is more than simply a roof over your head. It provides stability, a place where people have refuge from the world. It provides a sense of continuity in life. Many people, however, lack the stability and continuity ...

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29 Jun
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Rockford Rotary Club Donates Labyrinth to Celebrate 100 years

The Rotary Club of Rockford recently celebrated 100 years of service. To commemorate it, they dedicated a labyrinth in the Ellis Heights Neighborhood on Wednesday, June 15. The 100th year project was a collaboration with the City of Rockford and ...

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20 Jun
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Meggi and Erin’s Baby Shower

Philip Green said, “It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.”The joint baby shower held June 3, 2016 was one of those days where the balance between work, friends and family ...

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