Impact at Mercy Housing
Access to information through the Internet can mean finding a new job opportunity, communicating with a doctor, connecting with relatives overseas, getting a degree or managing finances.
One Economy’s Access Services team works with affordable housing owners, technology companies, HUD, and others to bring low-cost high-speed wireless broadband services to low-income residents and communities.
For the past decade, One Economy has been the leading nonprofit organization working with the telecom industry to help low-income Americans get online. We have a well-established track record built upon our relationships with government and affordable housing organizations across the country. Since 2003, we deployed low-cost broadband solutions in over 50 cities nationwide serving over 50,000 households living in affordable housing. We will connect over 40,000 more households nationwide by 2012.
Internet use grows in affordable housing properties once we install a wireless network. Here are some examples.
See how our corporate and government partners reduce the cost of bringing internet access to affordable housing properties and low-income residents.
We monitor and maintain wireless networks that we install, and can provide detailed reports. Here are some examples from Jordan Downs in Watts, Los Angeles, CA.
One Economy has created over 100 Community Home Pages across the country to enhance the service provided by our Access Services team. To see it in action, check out the Marlton Manor Community Home Page.
In this video, we look at how young local residents can be employed to energize internet use by residents and help maintain a local wireless network.