Category Archives: Blog

22 Feb
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Estelle Elmore Black

Estelle Black was born in Rockford IL, on January 20th, 1932. Estelle’s parents, Thomas and Esther Elmore migrated for New Orleans, Louisiana, married in Rockford in 1922 and had two children; Estelle and Thomas Jr. While growing up, Estelle lived ...

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21 Feb
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Lewis Lemon: Once a Slave, Forever a Founder

The Start of a Local Hero This Black History Month the message is about celebrating important black figures and their moments in history, today we talk about one of the founders of Rockford Illinois; Lewis Lemon. Born a slave in ...

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01 Feb
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February 2019 – Black History Month

FEBRUARY 2019 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH The official theme of Black History Month 2019, “Black Migrations”. The month-long event celebrates important black figures and moments in history. Originally created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, he chose the second week ...

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21 Jan
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THE POVERTY CONNECTION

JANUARY 2019 IS NATIONAL POVERTY AWARENESS MONTH “National Poverty Awareness Month represents an opportunity to connect people to the 40+ million Americans living in poverty and the 18 million living in persistent poverty.”   UNDERSTANDING POVERTY AS A DIRECT CORRELATION ...

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13 Nov
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Lead The Way Training

Today, The Rockford Housing Authority Board and staff members are completing the 2nd and last day of training for the HUD ‘Lead The Way Training.’  This preparation is an online self-paced interactive training to help the Public Housing Agency (PHA) ...

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09 Nov
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A Unique, Long-Term Approach to Sustainability

A UNIQUE, LONG-TERM APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY The vitality of our community depends on the health and welfare of our people. The Rockford Housing Authority strives to enhance the health, productivity, and quality of life of our residents, constituents, and staff ...

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05 Nov
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A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE

“Nobody Will Ever Deprive the American People of the Right to Vote Except the American People Themselves and the Only Way They Could do This is by Not Voting.” –Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States “We the ...

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02 Nov
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Helping to Ensure That Your Vote is Your Voice

 Rockford Housing Authority “Ensuring the voices of those we serve are heard in the democratic process” Helping To Ensure, That Your Vote, Is Your Voice Getting out to vote November 6th, can be an aggravation, and learning about issues can ...

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01 Nov
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Your Vote Is Your Voice! Make Your Vote Count!

“One person can change the world.”  -Rosa Parks,  The First Lady of Civil Rights YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE! MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT! Your Vote is the most rudimentary action in a democratic society. It’s time to make your voice ...

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30 Oct
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One Woman’s Journey to Make Her Vote, Her Voice

One Woman’s Journey to Make Her Vote, Her Voice “Ensuring the voices of those we serve are heard in the democratic process” Voting is the most basic action in a democratic society. A government that is elected by its citizens ...

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