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The District of Columbia Housing Authority is committed to enhancing the lives of all District residents, and that commitment includes more than just providing safe, affordable housing. DCHA is partnering with One Economy, a global nonprofit, to wire eight public housing communities through a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 1435 DCHA families in those communities also will receive a free year of internet connectivity.

Rent-A-Center donated 1,000 laptops to the One Economy effort, and DCHA residents attending training sessions were entered in a lottery for 75 laptops through the end of the training sessions. By providing residents access to technology – and the training and support that is essential to its successful adoption – we’ve broadened their community and given them access to all sorts of new opportunities. They’re taking advantage of online career opportunities, helping their children with homework and accessing important healthcare information. They’re benefitting from these important tools they need to be successful in the new economy. This effort is also in line with the mayor’s vision of digital inclusion for all District residents.

Lucky Montana Terrace resident Deraine Tittman (holding box) won the laptop at the DCHA-One Economy news conference held at her computer training class.  Left to right:  David Saunier, President, One Economy; Ken Jones, Rent A Center, Mayor Gray; Ms. Tittman; Adrianne Todman, DCHA Executive Director; Tanora Gibbs, Resident council President.  Row 2:  Nathan Bovelle, DCHA; Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 Councilmember;  Rob Mancini, DC Chief Technology Officer.
Lucky Montana Terrace resident Deraine Tittman (holding box) won the laptop at the DCHA-One Economy news conference held at her computer training class. Left to right: David Saunier, President, One Economy; Ken Jones, Rent A Center, Mayor Gray; Ms. Tittman; Adrianne Todman, DCHA Executive Director; Tanora Gibbs, Resident council President. Row 2: Nathan Bovelle, DCHA; Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 Councilmember; Rob Mancini, DC Chief Technology Officer.
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