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Increasing Digital Equity for Public Housing Residents: ConnectHome and Local Strategies

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President Obama announced the ConnectHome initiative on July 15, as a public-private partnership to increase broadband adoption for school age children in HUD-assisted housing. Through ConnectHome, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has brought attention and resources to digital equity efforts in public housing. Panelists will share the challenges, lessons learned and opportunities created from ConnectHome, particularly those that are useful to non-ConnectHome cities.


Location: Grand Reading Room

Date: Wednesday May 18th, 2016

Time: 3:30-4:30 PM



Juleian Curtis

Planning Coordinator

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority


Michael Liimatta

ConnectHome Manager



Danny Weiss

Co-Director and Vice President for Federal Policy

Common Sense Kids Action


Aaron Wilkins




Jo Ana Alvarado

Director of Innovative Technology

San Antonio Housing Authority


Jim Spillane

Director, Project ConnectED




Catherine Crago

Head of Strategic Initiatives and Resource Development

Housing Authority of the City of Austin




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