Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority

Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority Public Computer Labs

The Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority’s Public Computer Labs project plans to expand the capacity of one public computer center and create an additional public computer center at two public housing sites, offering broadband access and computer training to low-income families, minorities, disadvantaged youth as well as disabled and elderly Santa Fe residents. The project expects to add 13 new broadband workstations and replace 7 others, enabling the centers to increase the number of users served per week from 27 to 135. Broadband capabilities and training offered at each center will promote job creation, education, healthcare, and improve the quality of life for some of the neediest Santa Fe residents.

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Public Computer Center

The Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority (SFCHA) opened the new Hopewell Community Center/Public Computer Center on June 3, 2010, and, four days later, kicked off daily classes for the community. Mayor David Coss and children from the neighborhood cut a ribbon to mark the opening. English as a second language and computer classes were almost at capacity from the beginning and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes were generating similar interest. The new center will offer broadband access and computer training to low-income families, minorities, and disadvantaged youth as well as disabled and elderly Santa Fe residents. SFCHA expects to complete improvements on a second PCC by fall 2010.

Last Updated: November 22, 2010

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