09/17/2010
IN THIS ISSUE:

HUD Report: MTW Agencies Serving More Families, Preserving More Units

In a major report to Congress on the Moving to Work (MTW) program, HUD has found that  “most MTW agencies have actually served substantially more families than they would have been able to serve without MTW by streamlining operations and using accumulated funds to administer new assisted housing units.” The Department recommends that the program be extended, and the number of participating agencies be doubled, “to learn even more from this unique resource.” 

In Moving to Work: Interim Policy Applications and the Future of the Demonstration, HUD uses the wealth of descriptive data and outcome measures in agencies’ annual plans and reports to identify how the agencies have been so successful. CLPHA members feature prominently among the highlighted innovators. 

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Bridgeport Transforms Old Hospital into Supportive Housing

An abandoned hospital building purchased by the Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport is now the Franklin and Eleanor Apartments, two new buildings for seniors and homeless individuals.

The Franklin is the largest supportive housing project in the state, with 48 units, including 24 designated for homeless individuals and veterans.  The Eleanor's 62 units are designed for seniors.

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New Housing Communications Initiative Launches

The National Housing Conference has launched a new communications initiative intended to promote the promise of affordable housing, and to make it a national policy imperative. The Housing Communications Network kicked off on September 14 in Washington, DC, at a forum at Collingwood Communications.  About ninety industry and stakeholder representatives attended.

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