Bridging the Digital Divide
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) worked together on two housing complexes as case studies to document the experience, costs, and results associated with broadband deployment, adoption and improved Digital Literacy in publicly-subsidized multi-family developments. Smart Housing Pilot Partnership is a critical project that aims to close the digital divide and help the most vulnerable population gain access to the Internet, which provides an equal opportunity to thrive.
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President Barack Obama's ConnectHome Initiative aims to bridge the digital divide and connect 275,000 low-income households and nearly 200,000 children nationwide with the support they need to access the internet at home. Internet Service Providers, non-profits and the private sector will offer broadband access, technical training, digital literacy programs, and devices for residents in public housing communities. In order to realize this goal, HACLA is collaborating with its partners to come up with strategies about how Los Angeles can achieve equity in access.