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CAMBRIDGE HOUSING AUTHORITY GETS OK TO MOVE FORWARD WITH PLAN TO CONVERT PUBLIC HOUSING PORTFOLIO USING HUD’S RENTAL ASSISTANCE DEMONSTRATION

Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) and Keene Housing (KH) announced today the merging of their college internship programs, called “Policy and Technology Labs East/West (P&TL E/W)” to offer interns from Southwestern New Hampshire and Southeastern Vermont opportunities to study issues impacting low-income urban communities and interns from greater Boston opportunities to study the challenges facing low-income rural families.

On May 1, 2012 Gregory P. Russ, CHA's Executive Director, participated in the Disrupting the Poverty Cycle conference organized by Crittenton and Women's Union (CWU). The conference focused on 'Emerging Practices to Achieve Economic Mobility'. In this occassion, Mr. Russ presented some reform ideas the agency is considering as it focus efforts on offering a more comprehensive housing assistance to low-income families. Mr. Russ was joined by Ms. Ruth Liberman, Vice President of Public Policy at CWU in the panel titled 'Co-Investment for Social Change: Shifting Government from Subsidizing to Investing'.