Category Archives: Blog

13 Jan
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“What is the low income housing tax credit?” FAQ 1

January 13, 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.) The low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) provides an incentive for the development ...

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04 Jan
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Choice Neighborhoods – Ellis Heights Transformation

January 4, 2016 Below are two RRSTAR articles, the first from September 25th, 2015 and the second from January 20th, 2015. The Ellis Heights Transformational plan has guided progress; showing exactly how organized goals and action lead to positive results. I ...

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29 Dec
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A Message to the Community and City Council

December 29, 2015 Dear Members of the City Council, Our city has a problem with housing policy.  This problem – the concentration of poverty, segregation by race and huge divisions in the quality of neighborhood services – is not new, ...

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21 Dec
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Rockford Housing Authority 2016 Self-Sufficiency Plan

December 21, 2015 Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) receives $200,961 in 2016 Family Self-Sufficiency grants and approval of its new Family Self-Sufficiency Action Plan to expand opportunities for RHA residents to become self-sufficient. FSS is a HUD program that enables families ...

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16 Dec
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Breaking the Silence

December 16, 2015 Breaking the Silence Our hope was to raise awareness and celebrate the lives of those lost in Rockford. We are thankful for the great turn out and ask that as a community we continue to gather, work ...

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10 Dec
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ConnectHome: The Digital Divide that Americans Face

December 10, 2015 Using digital tools in the classroom and for homework isn’t the future of learning, it’s the present Since 1994, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has documented the large increase in access to computers and the ...

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08 Dec
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Fundraising for Rockford Public Housing Residents to Receive Internet Access

December 8, 2015 Fundraising for Rockford Public Housing Residents to Receive Internet Access Today ConnectHome launched a nationwide fundraiser to Raise 2 million Dollars Rockford Housing Authority, in conjunction with The City of Rockford, have been working hard to help end ...

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23 Nov
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A Reflection of the Community Dialogue Held at Heartland Community Church

November 23, 2015 Up until the last words were spoken and heard, I really struggled in speaking at the November 21, 2015 RHA informational meeting at Heartland Community Church. Every detail was important. I wanted every participant to feel safe ...

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23 Nov
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Thanksgiving: The True Meaning of Thanks

November 23, 2015 Thanksgiving: The True Meaning of Thanks “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  John F. Kennedy This special holiday is an ...

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10 Nov
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November 11, 2015 Veterans Day

November 10, 2015 Currently, the number of homeless male and female Vietnam-era Veterans is greater than the number of service persons who died during that war Veterans Day is at once a somber reminder and a celebratory occasion. It is ...

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