The Columbia Housing Authority will partner with USC, providing space, feedback and support. The agency will also assign a project coordinator to work as a liaison with the university.
“One of the things we try to do is provide safe and affordable housing for our residents,” said Taleshia Stewart, director of family self-sufficiency for the Columbia Housing Authority. “Getting the residents engaged in their community will increase the likelihood that our housing will be safe. Getting our people out of their homes, having them more engaged and taking ownership of the community is what will make this project a success.”
About the grant
The Kresge Foundation is a $3.1 billion private, national foundation that seeks to influence the quality of life for future generations through its support of nonprofit organizations in health, the environment, community development, arts and culture, education and human services.