Meet Our Matching Funds Donor: Rex Jones

Haca MisAmplify Austin HACA’s nonprofit Austin Pathways raised $61,190 during Amplify Austin. One hundred percent of the funds, generously donated by 159 individuals, community partners and local Businesses. To provide direct support for scholarship and self-sufficiency programs. HACA and Austin Pathways have awarded more than 500 scholarships to public and affordable housing residents since 2001. This year Rex Jones of Apartment Management Professionals and his staff, matched $15,000 of funds donated. “We know the difference that a bus pass to school can … Read More

Austin Forum Program Helps Level the Playing Field for Expectant Mothers

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“Giving birth five times naturally in the hospital, I saw a wide range of care. Some good, some not so good.” Chante Wright-Haywood is determined to ensure new mothers understand all their options so they can make the right choices for their children – from pain medication to nutrition – for families who don’t have basic medical information. “I’ve seen a nurse’s personal and cultural preferences prevent new mothers from making their own choices,” she says. To become a midwife, … Read More

Mobility Ambassadors

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Mobility Ambassadors are public and subsidized housing residents paid a stipend or hourly rate to teach low-income residents to navigate digitally-powered transportation, engage City officials on our community’s most pressing transportation issues and advocate for partnerships with impact. In 2018-19, Mobility Ambassadors learned to use multiple smart transportation tools and to conduct digital transit adventures, surveyed 240 public housing families about more than 1,000 trips, and hosted 15 events to reach 5,200 Austin residents with safe roads and life-saving transit … Read More