Category Archives: Blog

05 Oct
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The 2016 New Mix Champion Award goes to Pablo Korona.

New Mix Champion Award recognizes an artisan who follows in the legacy of Jim Julin, exhibiting skill, craftsmanship, leadership, caring and mentorship. The 2016 winner, exhibited these traits as he helped RHA residents learn videography and photography under the MakeMoving ...

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04 Oct
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The 2016 Sustainable Partner Award goes to Chuck Doyle

The Sustainable Partner Award recognizes an agency or individual that drives RHA to make the most of local resources through exceptional dedication and leadership. This year’s winner brings us inside of Team RHA to an individual who has been with ...

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03 Oct
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The 2016 Good Neighbor Award goes to – Mary Jo Powers, a caring and compassionate neighbor

The Good Neighbor Award recognizes and individual or agency going above and beyond the normal efforts to improve a neighborhood, engage residents and build unity. Last year in the midst of an emotionally charged battle on housing, a resident of ...

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30 Sep
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The 2016 Jane Addams Peace Award goes to Samuel K. Sarpiya

The Jane Addams Peace Award goes to an individual or agency who strives to live in the legacy of Jane Addams; exhibiting a passionate commitment to developing and restoring peace and advocating for the oppressed. The Center for Nonviolence and ...

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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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