Category Archives: Blog

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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16 Mar
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Rockford Housing Authority welcomes new extern

Please join us in welcoming our new paralegal extern, Jordan Smallwood, from Rockford Career College. We are looking forward to having Jordan on our team as she learns about Rockford Housing Authority and the great work that we do here.

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16 Mar
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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