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30 nuevas comunidades unen a iniciativa de Nación ConnectHome

Esta es la primera cohorte Nación ConnectHome, con el objetivo de ampliar a más de 100 comunidades en 2020.

Washington, D.C., August 21, 2017 — ConnectHome Nation is proud to announce that it has selected its first new cohort of communities to join the innovative program. The 30 communities were selected after an open application process and review by EveryoneOn.

The communities include:

  • Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA), OH
  • City of Phoenix Housing Department, AZ
  • ConnectHome Nation – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Alliance, NC
  • Edinburg Housing Authority, TX
  • Elm City Communities dba New Haven Housing Authority, CT
  • Greensboro Housing Authority, NC
  • Herkimer Housing Authority, NY
  • Home Forward (f.k.a. Housing Authority of Portland), OR
  • Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh (HACP) ; Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHAP) ; City of Pittsburgh, PA
  • Housing Authority County of San Joaquin (HACSJ), CA
  • Housing Authority of Salt Lake City, UT
  • Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville, TX
  • Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro, NC
  • Housing Authority of the City of Wilson, NC
  • Louisville Metro Housing Authority, KY
  • Lumbee Tribe, NC
  • MOWA Choctaw Housing Authority, AL
  • North Little Rock Housing Authority, AR
  • Northern Ponca Housing Authority, NE
  • Pasco County Housing Authority, FL
  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, WI
  • Renton Housing Authority, WA
  • Rhode Island Office of Innovation & Rhode Island Housing, RI
  • Sanford Housing Authority, NC
  • Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority, NV
  • St. Louis Housing Authority, the Housing Authority of St. Louis County, and Housing and Community Solutions, Inc., MO
  • The Housing Authority of the City of Prichard, AL
  • Tuskegee Housing Authority, AL
  • Westmoreland County Housing Authority, PA
  • Winnebago County Housing Authority, IL

“ConnectHome and now ConnectHome Nation is a first of its kind, public-private partnership that is committed to ending the digital divide in public housing across the United States,” said Chike Aguh, chief executive officer of EveryoneOn. “We are so excited to welcome this new cohort of communities who are committed to changing the life trajectory of some of the most in need in our country. These communities’ commitment to ConnectHome Nation shows that when you collaborate across public and private sectors, you can solve any problem.”

In May 2017, EveryoneOn announced the expansion of the ConnectHome pilot initiative, which launched in 2015 in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and was created to bridge the digital divide in 28 pilot communities. Rebranded ConnectHome Nation, the goal of the initiative is to expand to 100 communities and connect 350,000 people living in HUD-assisted housing by 2020.

Como parte de esta expansión, nuevas comunidades tendrán acceso a lo siguiente:

  • El acceso a los compromisos de las partes interesadas;
  • Continued assistance with stakeholder negotiation by EveryoneOn as communities seek to add new partners to the initiative;
  • webinars mensuales con EveryoneOn para ayudar con los esfuerzos locales y las mejores prácticas;
  • El acceso a una comunidad de tutoría para ayudar a guiar el progreso; y,
  • El acceso a la Plataforma ConnectHome digital, que incluirá los recursos y garantías creadas para ConnectHome y serviría como un espacio para que las comunidades se conectan, se hacen preguntas y obtener datos.
  • Over the course of the initiative, ConnectHome Nation expects to welcome more than 100 communities into its ranks, including the 30 communities announced today. These communities will be diverse in both size and geography.
  • Además, las actuales comunidades piloto ConnectHome tendrán la oportunidad de servir como modelos y mentores para las comunidades que participan en ConnectHome Nación. Todas las comunidades, tanto piloto y nuevos, estarán involucrados en una comunidad de práctica, que incluirá reuniones de tutoría y una cumbre Nación ConnectHome anual.

Nación ConnectHome creará un Consejo de Administración integrado por líderes de los sectores público y privado que están comprometidos con la iniciativa ConnectHome y su misión.

Para obtener más información, visite www.connecthomenation.org.


Sarah Graham is the communications and marketing manager at EveryoneOn. You can reach her at sarah@everyoneon.org