Press Release

Tacoma Housing Authority’s Education Project Receives Grant to Help Children Succeed in School

April 21, 2011

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Tacoma Housing Authority $450,000 for three years of support for THA’s innovative Education Project.

The purpose of THA’s Education Project is to find out how a public housing authority can help the children it houses succeed in school and help improve schools that serve its communities. If this project is effective, its strategies will be instructive for thousands of public housing authorities and school districts and their community partners, explained Michael Mirra, THA’s executive director.