Public service

An immigrant story: Gloria Lee ’23 finds passion for public service after internship with Queens Councilor Peter Koo

At John Jay College, we know our diversity is our strength. A vital component of this diversity comes from our proud immigrant community. Over 30 percent of John Jay’s student body identifies as an immigrant, a number that swells when you consider students who are children of immigrants. In an effort to recognize, celebrate and […]

Public housing

Representatives from Pressley, Tlaib and Waters call for extended protections for residents of public housing

A trio of Democratic lawmakers are calling for extended protections for social housing residents to “provide them with the tools to improve the quality of their housing.” The Tenant Empowerment Act aims to hold the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and providers “accountable for poor housing conditions,” according to a press release announcing […]

Public housing

Long-standing Wilmington public housing complex could be demolished for new development

The Wilmington Housing Authority is considering demolishing the Hillcrest complex. (Photo: Peyton Furtado / WWAY) WILMINGTON, North Carolina (STARNEWS) – More than 250 social housing units in Wilmington could be demolished to make way for new mixed-use and mixed-income development in the years to come. The Wilmington Housing Authority is seeking to demolish the 256 […]

Public housing

MetroHealth Strives to Close the Digital Divide for Social Housing Residents | Health

MetroHealth receives federal funds to provide low-cost, high-speed Internet access to residents of public housing. The pilot program will use $ 901,000 of a three-year Federal Communications Commission (FCC) grant to provide Internet to residents of Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) buildings. “It is extremely important to fight the digital divide. Once people are connected, […]

Public housing

Glendale to open waiting lists for social housing and choice vouchers

The Glendale Housing Authority will begin accepting pre-applications to set up waiting lists for its public housing voucher and housing choice programs starting Monday, July 12. The pre-application process will remain open until Monday August 2. Glendale offers two long-term housing solutions for income-eligible households. The Housing Choice Voucher program offers a voucher to eligible […]

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Innovative: Massive renovations to transform Dothan social housing complex | Government and Politics

On Wednesday morning, state and local authorities opened Capstone at Kinsey Cove, formerly Johnson Homes. Dothan Housing Authority Director Sam Crawford speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for Capstone at Kinsey Cove, formerly Johnson Homes, on Wednesday morning. ‘Transformation’ was the buzzword of the day at a groundbreaking event at Dothan’s largest public housing complex, formerly […]

Public service

Maryland Civil Service Commission announces $ 83 million state funding to help pay overdue utility bills – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The Maryland Public Service Commission announced $ 83 million in state funding to help Maryland residents pay their overdue utility bills. “Today’s disbursement of millions of dollars in aid will help tens of thousands of needy families in Maryland lift themselves out of a mountain of utility debt,” said Jason M. Stanek, […]

Public service

Hutchins resigns after a long career in the public service; can no longer meet the demands of the job | thebaynet.com | TheBayNet.com

Calvert County Commissioner Tim Hutchins (middle) with the rest of the council. PRINCE FREDERICK, Maryland – Calvert County Commissioner Thomas “Tim” Hutchins[R-District 2] Officially stepping down from his post on June 28 because he could not meet his standards as a commissioner. Hutchins quit because he felt he could no longer handle the physical and […]

Public housing

NT’s urban public housing sector in ‘crisis’ as priority applicants face two-year wait

The letter telling Tracey Myles public housing was on the horizon appeared in April, during a period of homelessness that lasted for months. Key points: Urban priority housing applicants in the Northwest Territories face an average wait time of 23 months NT government says housing department operates on “failed model” But social service groups question […]

Public housing

Social housing, waiting lists for housing vouchers now open

RENO, Nevada (KOLO) – Families struggling with housing in our area can now begin the process to secure a permanent place to live. The waiting lists for the Reno Housing Authority’s Housing Choice and Public Housing Voucher program are now open. “Opening waiting lists provides an additional resource for individuals and families struggling to obtain […]

Public welfare

Andhra Govt has spent Rs 1,30,000 cr in public welfare programs in the past 2 years: Minister

Image source: ANI The government of Andhra Pradesh has spent 1,30,000 rupees on social assistance programs in the past 2 years: Minister Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu said on Tuesday that the state government had spent Rs 1,30,000 crore on various social assistance programs over the past two years, unlike the previous government which […]

Public welfare

The government has spent 1.3 billion rupees on public welfare in the past 2 years: Minister of Andhra

Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu said on Tuesday that the state government had spent Rs 1,30,000 crore on various social assistance programs over the past two years, unlike the previous government which left a debt of Rs 1 50,000 crore using personal needs in the name of public welfare. “The YSRCP government has prioritized […]