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Working To Close the Digital Divide in HUD Assisted Housing.

EducationSuperHighway is proud to be the lead non-profit partner of ConnectHomeUSA – a movement to bridge the digital divide for HUD-assisted housing residents by facilitating affordable in-home internet connections, access to digital literacy and educational content.


About ConnectHomeUSA

Led by HUD, ConnectHomeUSA creates a platform for community leaders, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and private industry to join together and produce locally-tailored solutions for narrowing the digital divide for HUD-assisted residents living in ConnectHomeUSA-designated communities across the country. 

The initiative relies on public-private collaboration and is led locally by Public Housing Authorities or tribes who connect residents to free or affordable in-unit Internet service, a free or affordable computer device, and the training to use them.

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The Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a $14.2 billion federal broadband benefit that provides eligible households with a discount of up to $30 per month. Households receiving HUD rental assistance qualify for ACP subsidies, but families need to enroll in the program in order to receive the benefit.


Accelerate ACP Adoption

Explore EducationSuperHighway’s resources to help ConnectHomeUSA communities and program staff as well as other HUD-assisted communities connect residents to the Affordable Connectivity Program.

A virtual online training for those helping households to enroll in the ACP.

See if household qualifies for ACP, and find plans that are free with ACP.

Customizable resources to raise awareness of the ACP with HUD-assisted households.


Why ConnectHomeUSA?

The internet has transformed the way we engage with the world around us. Without high-speed Internet access at home, Americans can’t work or study remotely, or access other available services online such as healthcare, job training, the social safety net, or critical government services. Those who are unconnected are being left behind.


How ConnectHomeUSA Works

By working with national and local stakeholder commitments that provide free or low-cost broadband access, devices, and digital literacy training, ConnectHomeUSA communities extend 21st-century opportunity to children, adults and seniors living in HUD-assisted housing. The initiative has reached 100 communities across the country. Taking note of the initiative’s success, in 2021 Congress encouraged HUD to expand the initiative to more communities. HUD will be announcing the opportunity for additional communities to join the initiative later this year. Since 2015, 37% of HUD-assisted households with children in ConnectHomeUSA communities have gained internet access through ConnectHome efforts.


More than 30,000 devices were deployed to families in need

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More than 72,500 in-home internet connections were made.

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Hundreds of digital literacy trainings were held, ranging from basic computer readiness to coding/maker instruction


ConnectHomeUSA Communities

Full List of ConnectHomeUSA Communities
  • Atlantic City, NJ
  • Boise, ID
  • Columbus, MS
  • Elizabeth, NJ 
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Flint, MI
  • Gary, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA 
  • McAllen, TX
  • New York, NY
  • Phillipsburg, NJ
  • Rocky Mount, NC 
  • Tucson, AZ     
  • Chesapeake, VA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Madison, WI 
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Shawnee, OK
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Bakersfield, CA 
  • Englewood, CO
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Yonkers, NY
  • Portsmouth, VA 
  • St.. Louis, MO    
  • Alexandria, LA
  • Augusta, KS
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Brainerd, MN 
  • Columbia, SC
  • Dallas, TX
  • Grand Forks, ND
  • Harlingen, TX 
  • Harris County, TX
  • Jasper, TX
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Lawrence, KS 
  • Lucas, OH
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Providence, RI
  • Rome, GA 
  • Roxboro, NC
  • San Buenaventura, CA
  • Youngstown, OH
  • Akron, OH
  • Brownsville, TX
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Choctaw Tribe of AL 
  • Detroit, MI
  • Edinburg, TX
  • New Haven, CT
  • Goldsboro, NC 
  • Greensboro, NC
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Louisville, KY
  • Lumbee Tribe of NC 
  • Pasco County, FL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Ponca Tribe of NE 
  • Portland, OR
  • Prichard, AL
  • Renton, WA
  • Rhode Island   
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Joaquin County, CA
  • Sanford, NC
  • Las Vegas, NV 
  • Westmoreland County, PA
  • Wilson, NC
  • Winnebago County, IL  
  • Albany, GA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Baton Rouge, LA 
  • Boston, MA
  • Camden, NJ
  • Choctaw Nation, OK
  • Cleveland, OH 
  • Denver, CO
  • Durham, NC
  • Fresno, CA
  • Kansas City, MO 
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Macon, GA
  • Memphis, TN 
  • Meriden, CT
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY   
  • Newark, NJ
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Rockford, IL
  • San Antonio, TX 
  • Seattle, WA
  • Springfield, MA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Washington, D.C.
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ConnectHomeUSA Stakeholders

Stakeholders are key to the success of ConnectHomeUSA. These public-private partnerships with corporations and organizations form the network that provides critical resources and support to ConnectHomeUSA communities around the country.