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Hartford's Swift Factory Renovation Aimed At Providing Jobs For Neighborhood

Thursday, July 19, 2018
A $34 million renovation of the long-vacant M. Swift & Sons factory in Hartford is now under construction and will bring jobs and new businesses to the Northeast neighborhood.
 
But after years of planning, a challenge remains: fully selling the neighborhood of African-Americans and Latinos on the food business and incubator project.
 
“Looking at the trends around the nation, gentrification was a big issue, a concern that this would drive up property values, tax rates, people would start to lose their houses,” said John J.

St. Louis joins national ‘Built for Zero’ initiative to bring veteran homelessness to zero

Friday, July 13, 2018
Seeking shelter from summer’s sweltering hot temperatures doesn’t always come easy; especially for those people who are less fortunate.
 
But the City of St. Louis wants to change that, permanently.
 
Joining more than 70 communities across the nation, it’s the city’s newest approach that will use person-specific real-time data to monitor the homeless population so that chronic and veteran homelessness is one day down to zero.
Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner and Community Solutions President Rosanne Haggerty at the Built for Zero Conference in Detroit
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This week nearly 600 people gathered in Detroit for the Built for Zero Conference and Learning Session, all on a journey to end homelessness in communities around the country.
 
The event brought together communities in the Built for Zero collaborative and 20,000 Homes Campaign, a partner campaign coordinated by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness to help 20 Canadian communities end chronic homelessness by 2020.

Quicken Loans joins effort to end veteran homelessness

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Rodney Warner spent his younger years serving his country in the Persian Gulf. But he returned home to few prospects.
 
After losing a manufacturing job, the U.S. Army veteran wound up working and living in motels.
 
"When the economy got bad, I got laid off. My unemployment ran out. I needed somewhere to live," said Warner, 50, who has since been linked up with permanent housing at Piquette Square, an apartment complex for formerly homeless veterans in the city's New Center. "I got here and never left here.

Quicken Loans Partners with Community Solutions to End Veteran Homelessness

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
At Quicken Loans, our number one priority is helping people get into homes. As an organization that believes in doing well by doing good, it’s time we leverage that expertise to help solve a serious issue: veteran homelessness.
 
We’re partnering with Community Solutions, a national leader in ending both veteran and chronic homelessness, on their Built for Zero initiative. Built for Zero is a national change effort that is designed to help committed U.S.
This plaque is displayed at the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence in Washington D.C.
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At the groundbreaking for the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, Jill Ker Conway shared the following stories about how military service impacted her life and the lives of both her father, William Ker, who fought in World War I, and her husband, John Conway, who fought in World War II. Today this plaque hangs in the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, a supportive housing residence for formerly homeless veterans in Washington, D.C.

 

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