Category Archives: Blog

13 Jun
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4th Annual Concert 4 Kidz

  June 18th, the 4th Annual Concert 4 Kidz returns to the Rockford area. This event will be held at Black Hawk Courts at 330 15th Ave, Rockford, IL 61104. The concert is free for the entire family. There will ...

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18 May
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COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR – FRIDAY MAY 13

The Community Resource Fair last Friday May 13, held at the Rockford Public Library Auditorium was a success! We estimate that more than 200 people went through the event and there were several attendees to the mini informational workshops as ...

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02 May
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Did You Know that Rockford Housing Authority Residents Pay more than $2.2 Million Annually in Rent

The determination of a family’s income is reviewed before the family is allowed to move into assisted housing and at least annually thereafter. The amount of assistance paid on behalf of the family is calculated using the family’s annual income ...

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29 Apr
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Did You Know…RHA Services more than 3400 Children Annually

It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the deep water than to cause one of these children to stumble….. Strange as it may be these are not the ...

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27 Apr
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Did You Know the Rockford Housing Authority Owns more than 300 Scattered Site Units throughout the City of Rockford

Rockford Housing Authority owns 300 scattered sites, which are houses and duplexes “scattered” throughout the City of Rockford.  The current value of these homes and duplexes is over $19.7 million.  ($19,763,349)  RHA strives to make our scattered site program an ...

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25 Apr
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Did You Know Our Senior and Disabled Residents Live on an Average Social Security Income of $10,889 per Year

Our senior and disabled residents live on an average Social Security income of $10,889/year. Socioeconomic status (SES) is often measured as a combination of education, income and occupation. It is commonly conceptualized as the social standing or class of an ...

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25 Apr
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NAHRO International Research and Global Committee News!

An IRGE members observations from Learning from the City By Ron Clewer Held at the University of Chicago on March 31, this day long, regional dialogue on the global urban agenda was packed with incredible presenters and information. As one ...

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22 Apr
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Lead Based Paint Senate Bill 2631 – More harm than good? A must read…

Ron Clewer, CEO Rockford Housing Authority. On March 3, 2016 Senator Richard Durbin (IL) introduced S2631 to amend the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 to define environmental intervention blood lead level, eliminate visual inspections, and for other ...

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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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