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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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20 Apr
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Did You Know that RHA Residents Earn an Estimated $4.9 Million Annually

  Did you know that RHA residents earn an estimated $4.9 Million annually? How would you know unless we told you. Well it is true, those who live in housing aren’t sitting around twiddling their thumbs, being lazy and waiting ...

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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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28 Mar
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A Pocketful of Faith, I Am Rockford

Yolanda recounts her personal journey as a current RHA resident and looks hopeful to the future. She talks about how RHA and her faith have helped her see a vision for a successful future. Yolanda Nelson brings a different perspective ...

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22 Mar
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ConnectHome – low to no cost internet access and computer devices

In July, 2015 The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced ConnectHome. In just a few months the City of Rockford and Rockford Housing Authority became one of 28 pilot sites in the nation. In October, RHA and the City ...

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21 Mar
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I Am Rockford, Education Empowerment

Shauna Cain sets an example for public housing residents. She shares a story about the importance of opportunity and education and her own diligence in completing her education. This was her ticket to move up and out of RHA and ...

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