Blog

16 Mar
0

I Am Rockford, Overcoming Adversity

Carandus tells his personal story about overcoming the challenges of growing up, his difficulty with reading, and encourages others that no matter the adversity or stereotypes faced, one can overcome them. Who better knows the struggles that RHA residents are ...

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11 Mar
0

I Am Rockford, Understanding Challenges

Understanding Challenges At first sight, Barb Chidley, is a “typical” middle class white woman. She owns as she put it, “a large house.” And, she lives on the East Side. A High School English Teacher at Auburn High School who ...

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07 Mar
0

I Am Rockford Intro

What is I Am Rockford? Rockford Housing Authority will be sharing the stories and lives of community members that exemplify the I Am Rockford movement over the next few weeks. These will share the first five stories of community members ...

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02 Mar
0

Rockford, first city in nation to effectively end veteran homelessness

The city has been recognized by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness for completing First Lady Michelle Obama’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. Rockford is just one of 75 cities participating in the Zero: 2016 program. “We started by ...

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24 Feb
0

Kjellstrom Women’s Scholarship Initiative Still Available

Looking for a way to go back to school? The Kjellstrom Women’s Scholarship Initiative is still available. The deadline is 5:00 p.m. on March 1st. Click this link: http://ow.ly/d/4qsv,  to download the actual PDF.   To apply, visit http://www.cfnil.org/scholarships and follow the ...

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19 Feb
0

Rockford Housing Authority Announces Redesigned Website Launch

Rockford February 19, 2016 – Rockford Housing Authority is pleased to announce that it has launched its new, fully redesigned website, rockfordha.org. The new site has been built in response to the changing of internet usage and capabilities. It features ...

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17 Feb
0

First Annual Father & Daughter Dance

The First Annual Father & Daughter Dance was held on February 6th at the Fairgrounds Community Center. The event was a great success for the families in the Fairgrounds community. The Rockford Register Star was on scene and they have ...

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08 Feb
0

Is civility dead?

Ron Clewer: Is civility dead? As posted on Rockford Advocate Monday, Feb 08, 2016   By Ron Clewer CEO, Rockford Housing Authority As is the case when I come across things that make me shake my head, I had to ...

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01 Feb
0

Public input sought in Rockford public housing revamp

A massive revamping of public housing units in the city is coming over the next several years, and Rockford Housing Authority is looking for community guidance. RHA Executive Director Ron Clewer says he looking for help from people willing to ...

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19 Jan
0

“What are the mechanics of LIHTC allocation?” FAQ 5

  January 19, 2016   Why is this important? (Some of these questions may seem aggressive, yet they are in the context of the community and how they were asked.) Overall, the costs are being driven by the “just one more ...

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