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Suburban and Rural Poor Stranded by Poor Transportation

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AMHA partners to bring services
to Twinsburg community

Story by Lyndsey Schley

 

Pinewood gardens is an Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Community in Twinsburg, OH. As the most northern AMHA community, the residents face different challenges than residents around the county.

The main challenge for the residents is transportation. Kellie Morehouse, Early Childhood Initiative Service Coordinator at AMHA, works with the residents at the community and said many of the families do not have cars, driver licenses or gas money. This problem affects many facets of the residents’ lives.

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AMHA offers Early Intervention for Summit’s Neediest Children

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Early Childhood Initiative Helps Parents and Children with an Early Start to Education – Part 1

By Lyndsey Schley

Children growing up in poverty have a different set of challenges than their more affluent peers. One local housing authority believes their access to these children gives them a unique opportunity to help.

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, or AMHA, provides housing subsidies to about 20,000 people in Summit County. They own and manage about 10,000 units themselves and provide Housing Choice Vouchers for the rest.
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